Irish income tax system one of the most progressive

The gap between what higher and lower income earners pay in income tax is higher in Ireland than most other industrialised countries.

15th September, 2012

The gap between what higher and lower income earners pay in income tax is higher in Ireland than most other industrialised countries, according to new research by independent thinktank Publicpolicy.ie.

The study, based on OECD data, shows that the percentage of income paid in tax is 2.5 times higher for better-off taxpayers compared to those earning much less than the average. This is the third-highest gap in the 33 countries studied, and the highest...

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