Department of Finance wanted stamp duty report put on hold

The Department of Finance said the findings of a government-commissioned report into a stamp-duty loophole should not be ‘‘highlighted’’ and that publication of the report should be put on hold.

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Ian Kehoe

12th April, 2008

The Department of Finance said the findings of a government-commissioned report into a stamp-duty loophole should not be ‘‘highlighted’’ and that publication of the report should be put on hold.

The report, prepared by Goodbody Economic Consultants, calculated that the loophole was costing the exchequer more than €250 million a year and was being used in 40 per cent of all Irish land deals, as reported here recently.

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