Budget Submissions and Update

Budget 2016

USC entry level increased to €13,000
Rate on income from €0 to €12,012 reduced to 1%
Rate on income from €12,013 to €18,668 reduced to 3%
Rate on income from €18,669 to €70,044 reduced to 5.5%
Rate on income from €70,045 remains at 8%

Increase in tax-free threshold for transfers between
parents and their children, from €225,000 to €280,000

The Home Renovation Incentive is being extended until 31st December 2016.

A revised Capital Gains Tax relief for entrepreneurs is being introduced from 1st January 2016 which will apply a reduced capital gains tax rate of 20% to the disposal in whole or part of a business up to an overall limit of €1 million in chargeable gains.

More information is available on the budget here

Budget 2015

• 1% reduction in top income tax rate from 41% to 40%
• The CGT and CAT rates remain unchanged at 33%
• VAT rates unchanged at 9%, 13.5%, 23%
• Standard Rate Tax Band increased by €1,000 (single), €2,000 couple
• USC entry level increased to €12,012
• Water charges tax relief up to €500 at standard rate
• Pension levy .06% will end this year
• Home Renovation Incentive Scheme extended to landlords
• All new Irish incorporated companies will in future be Irish tax resident
• CGT relief for property acquired 7/12/11 – 31/12/2014 will end.

More details on the recent budget can be found here

The IPOA make submissions in respect of the private rental market on a regular basis.  Some of the  submissions are attached for information.

2014-9-24 Pre budget Submission

Pre-Budget Submission 2012

Pre-Budget Submission 2009

Pre-Budget Submission 2006

Pre-Budget Submission 2005