Further stealth taxes in 2013

Consumers should brace themselves for further substantial hikes in indirect taxation in next year's budget, according to government estimates. Figures included in the economic and fiscal outlook, w

11th December, 2011

Consumers should brace themselves for further substantial hikes in indirect taxation in next year's budget, according to government estimates.

Figures included in the economic and fiscal outlook, which was published with last week's budget, revealed that the government intends to raise an additional €420 million from indirect taxation in 2013.

Excise duties, carbon tax, value added tax (Vat) and the vehicle registration tax (VRT) all fall into the indirect taxation category. However, a government commitment not...

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