Single-income families pay less tax - OECD

Irish families with a stay-at-home parent pay less tax than the international norm, according to the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD).

30th March, 2013

Irish families with a stay-at-home parent pay less tax than the international norm, according to the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD).

The average family, where one parent is not working, lost 6.4 per cent of its wages in tax in 2012, compared to 27.9 per cent in Britain.

The OECD average for tax take from families with two children and one parent staying at home was 26.1 per cent. In Ireland, the tax take has gone...

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