ITI chief warns against raising taxes

The government must resist calls to raise tax rates, according to Jim Ryan, the new president of the Irish Taxation Institute (ITI), which represents tax practitioners.

13th September, 2008

The government must resist calls to raise tax rates, according to Jim Ryan, the new president of the Irish Taxation Institute (ITI), which represents tax practitioners.

‘‘If we have learned anything from the past, it is that tax rises hurt people, the economy and the exchequer,” said Ryan, a partner with Ernst & Young.

He said calls to raise tax rates to make up for falling revenues would only serve to accelerate...

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