Irish tax system is among most progressive

Ireland has one of the most progressive tax systems in the OECD, according to a new study.

26th March, 2011

Ireland has one of the most progressive tax systems in the OECD, according to a new study.

The OECD study considered income distribution and poverty across OECD nations, comparing 24 countries according to the share of taxes paid by the super-rich and their share of market income.

Figures showed that the richest 10 per cent of Ireland’s population paid 39.1 per cent of the total income tax bill. Ireland ranked third behind the United States and...

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