Clare Government TD Wants Tax Bands Widened Instead Of 30% Middle Rate

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A Clare Government TD believes widening tax bands would be a better idea than bringing in a 30 percent tax rate in the Budget.

The middle band was discussed in last week’s Tax Strategy Group papers having been suggested by Tanaiste Leo Varadkar, and would see the rate covering income of between €36,800 and €46,800.

However, it’s been warned the move wouldn’t be equitable to lower income workers.



Meelick-based Fianna Fail Deputy Cathal Crowe doesn’t believe it would be the most sensible way to put money back in people’s pockets.