Wednesday 18 January 2017

David Quinn: Tax burden weighs heaviest on families with one-income

Published 10/12/2010 | 05:00

It seems that the only thing stopping the Government going ahead with full and absolute individualisation is the Constitution and fear of a further public backlash

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Where is George Lee when you need him? In 1999, Lee sparked uproar when he drew the nation's attention to the introduction of tax individualisation by Charlie McCreevy in Budget 2000.

Lee was passionate in pointing out the unfairness of this measure which imposed a much heavier tax burden on one-income married couples than on double-income married couples.

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