Clare’s Total Tax Bill Is Revealed

Revenue collected nearly 600 million euro in taxes in Clare last year.

New figures from the Revenue show that’s the ninth highest amount of any county in Ireland.


€594 million in taxes was paid here last year, out of an overall total of €4.7 billion.

Revenue says employees contributed almost €298 million in PAYE, Income Tax and USC, while net income tax receipts for the self-employed was just over €35 million.

€124 million was collected here in VAT, along with €125 million in Corporation Tax – in this category, Clare ranks fifth highest of all counties, demonstrating the reliance on large employers here.

Another €11 million was collected in capital gains tax.

The tax take here works out at around €5,000 for each man, woman and child living in the county.