Tax: paying your fair share

Britain has a special tax regime for ‘micro-entrepreneurs’ in the so-called sharing economy, but we don’t

23rd October, 2016
Idle assets make tax work: Whether it’s a room or parking, there is money to be made in the sharing economy – but have policymakers caught up?

The so-called sharing economy offers thousands of Irish people a way to put their idle assets - whether a parking space or a spare bedroom - to use, and boost their income.

But the rise of the sharing economy also gives rise to broader questions for policymakers. Just last week, An Bord Pleanála ruled that an apartment in Dublin’s city centre could not be used year-round as a short-term holiday let for tourists without planning...

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