Tuesday 25 April 2017

Higher taxes for top earners would put multinationals off investing here – Bruton

Lyndsey Telford

Higher taxes for top earners could put foreign companies off investing in Ireland, Jobs Minister Richard Bruton has suggested.

As IDA Ireland revealed 6,570 jobs were created in 2012, the minister insisted that employment cannot be boosted by taxing work.



"We have to realise we are in a very competitive environment. One of the issues that people look at is the so-called tax wedge. The gap between what the employer pays and the employee receives," Mr Bruton said.

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