Tax Strategy Group issued income levy warning

Top officials warned the government that the introduction of a universal income levy in the budget last October would spark controversy, newly-released documents reveal.

7th November, 2009

Top officials warned the government that the introduction of a universal income levy in the budget last October would spark controversy, newly-released documents reveal.

The introduction of the 1 per cent income levy for all taxpayers was widely criticised and led to a climbdown by finance minister Brian Lenihan just over a year ago. Lenihan was forced into a U-turn on the levy for the lower-paid, as well as plans to limit the medical card scheme.

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