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The Irish pay some of the highest consumption and sales taxes in the world


Ulster-Lad

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This will help with the government endeavours to get visitors to this island and in their aspirations for a "Gathering". The Irish pay the highest tax on petrol in the world and we pay more then most on day to day consumer items.

Of course anyone that goes for the messages or puts petrol into their car would have been able to tell you that.

A new international report reveals that the Irish consumers pay more tax on day to day consumer items compared to other countries and pay the world's highest tax on our petrol.

The report published today in Ireland shows that we have the sixth highest level of consumption and sales taxes in the world including goods such as groceries; wine; petrol; home energy products and professional services, with the Irish Government taking 15.8pc of the total price of a basket of goods and services.
BUSINESS WORLD - Irish tax on goods among world's highest
 

Sync

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I don't suppose you'd like to revise your thread title would you?
 

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We need these taxes to help pay for things like mobility allowances for the disabled.


Oh....
 

Ulster-Lad

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I don't suppose you'd like to revise your thread title would you?
The article states we pay the highest fuel taxes and are 6th overall in the world for our tax burden. If you want to change it to read "Irish taxes amongst the highest in the world" that would be fine as it is reflected in the article as such. Did you read it?
 

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And apparently we're a 'low tax' economy, if you believe the junta.
 

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The article is correct Eire has among the highest rates of VAT in the EU, and the highest taxes on fuel.

We're getting ripped off and worse it correctly points out that this damages the domestic economy greatly.

Ireland is expensive and about to get more expensive with water metering and a household tax. Add to that the usual problems and silly taxes like paying for cheques and a levy on credit and debit cards. I'm sure FG are pondering if they should fit "air meters" to people so you have to pay to breath.

The UK raised it's VAT rate heavily and has paid a huge price they've been stripped of their credit rating, their economy is a mess too overburdened with high VAT rates. Big names have gone from the high street Jessops, HMV, Woolworths, Comet all victims of Tory/FG blue shirt policies that HURT business and consumers.

VAT kills growth and jobs it must be cut and now
 

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The article states we pay the highest fuel taxes and are 6th overall in the world for our tax burden. If you want to change it to read "Irish taxes amongst the highest in the world" that would be fine as it is reflected in the article as such. Did you read it?
The title is misleading as it imples that you are talking about income taxes.

Not secondary VAT and sales tax.
 

Normal Lord

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The title is misleading as it imples that you are talking about income taxes.

Not secondary VAT and sales tax.
A tax is a tax however you try to dress it up.
I'd love to suck petrol off a tree but the reality is I have to buy it and pay heavy taxes on it.

Time to get real a bit here..
 

Fr.Ted Crilly

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The title is misleading as it imples that you are talking about income taxes.

Not secondary VAT and sales tax.
LOL, I think you should read the title again.
 

Astral Peaks

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A tax is a tax however you try to dress it up.
I'd love to suck petrol off a tree but the reality is I have to buy it and pay heavy taxes on it.

Time to get real a bit here..
Not disputing that, just the title could have been a little clearer.

As it now is....
 

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Anyone that takes a look at their pay packet before and after government takes there chunk knows this, then when they fill the car up to get to and fro from work, pay their bills and then try and put a weeks supply of food to do for breakfast , dinners , school and work lunches aren't in for any surprise reading this report.
 

Fr.Ted Crilly

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Austerity + high consumption taxes = dead economy and massive unemployment.
Well done FG/Lab, take a bow.
 

Normal Lord

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Austerity + high consumption taxes = dead economy.
Well done FG/Lab, take a bow.
Well said..
But hey they are doing just fine Enda and Eamon are having a ball on a very nice salary lots of expenses, probably go out tonight for a nice slap up meal too.

Don't think for one moment they actually care about what we are going through. They are doing just fine thanks
 

Fr.Ted Crilly

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Dead economy + massive unemployment = €22 billion welfare bill + massive deficit.
Take another bow.
 

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14% is massive unemployment now?
 

mhagain

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And apparently we're a 'low tax' economy, if you believe the junta.
We actually are.

While our VAT rates may be high, our income tax and corporation tax are incredibly low, especially by comparison to European countries that currently don't have economic problems.
 

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The article is correct Eire has among the highest rates of VAT in the EU, and the highest taxes on fuel.

We're getting ripped off and worse it correctly points out that this damages the domestic economy greatly.

Ireland is expensive and about to get more expensive with water metering and a household tax. Add to that the usual problems and silly taxes like paying for cheques and a levy on credit and debit cards. I'm sure FG are pondering if they should fit "air meters" to people so you have to pay to breath.

The UK raised it's VAT rate heavily and has paid a huge price they've been stripped of their credit rating, their economy is a mess too overburdened with high VAT rates. Big names have gone from the high street Jessops, HMV, Woolworths, Comet all victims of Tory/FG blue shirt policies that HURT business and consumers.

VAT kills growth and jobs it must be cut and now


Thats what happens when you send a teacher,Michael Noonan,out to do a mans job.
 
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