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James Fitzsimons: Property tax is desperate measure for desperate time

Any fool can see it's a dumb idea, introduced to appease our troika paymasters

Jamea Fitzsimons

Published 02/12/2012 | 05:00

MIddle-income groups will be squeezed and marginalised in the next three Budgets. I'm not talking about the middle class who have savings and something left after they pay the bills. I mean the people who worked hard for what they have only to see it taken away by a misguided Government. There are 2.5 million registered income tax payers in this country

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The figure is closer to two million if we treat two-income married couples as one, as the Revenue do.

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