The tax take in 2015 was €3.3 billion more than forecast at the start of the year, exchequer figures reveal today.
According to the Department of Finance, the state collected €45.6 billion in tax last year – up €4.32 billion on 2014.
Tax revenue in 2015 rose steadily due strong income tax returns on the back of increased employment and value added tax, while strong corporation tax returns also helped.
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