Saturday 19 April 2014

Noonan forced to defend property tax amid warning taxman would deduct it from wages of non-payers

FINANCE Minister Michael Noonan has defended the cost of the new property tax after repeated complaints from members of the public.

He and Public Expenditure Minister Brendan Howlin were taking part in the traditional post-Budget question and answer session on RTE’s Today with Pat Kenny show.

The new property tax was the most frequent complaint from listeners about the Budget. But there were also complaints about the cuts in the respite grant for carers, PRSI hikes for the self-employed , the €10 child benefit cut and the €250 increase in student contribution fees.

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