Minister decides it’s time to level the playing field

Minister decides it’s time to level the playing field

Budget 2016 has moved to equalise the tax burden between the self-employed and employees, but more needs to be done

Prior to the finance minister’s budget speech, self-employed taxpayers would have had three requests for the minister:

■ That they should receive the same tax credits as their employed fellow citizens.

■ A level playing field in the combined burden of tax, USC and PRSI applying to their income.

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