Sunday August 9, 2020

The tax take: It’s all about making the statistics count

Figures collected by Revenue and the CSO on income tax returns should be used to improve fairness and accuracy

14th July, 2019

Over half a million of us send income tax returns into Revenue each year. That’s almost one quarter of all individual taxpayers, which is very high considering most of us pay all of our income tax through the PAYE system.

Furthermore, of the half a million of us who do file the lengthy and complicated income tax Form 11, as it is known, well over 200,000 report self-employment income of €10,000 or less.

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