Tax cuts take centre stage in election battle

Personal taxation and the economy have become the battleground in the run-up to the general election campaign.

17th February, 2007

The Progressive Democrats and Fianna Fail are set to follow the Labour Party’s lead with plans for major cuts in tax rates.

The PDs used their party conference this weekend to respond to last week’s pledge by Labour leader Pat Rabbitte to cut the lower tax rate from 20 per cent to 18 per cent within two years of being elected to power.

PD leader Michael McDowell is expected to announce today that...

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