Tuesday 17 January 2017

Flat-rate household tax is simply unfair

Published 28/07/2011 | 05:00

Once again, our politicians are telling us that they are obliged by the EU/IMF deal to impose extra charges (€100 household tax) on the citizens of this country -- proof, if ever proof was required, that we have truly lost our sovereignty.

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The fact that the Government will not see, or is unable to see, that charging a pensioner living in a one-bedroom bungalow in some remote part of the country the exact same amount as a family living on 100 acres in a glorious 10-bedroom mansion is unbelievable. The fact that the standard charge is only for two years does not matter... the sheer unfairness beggars belief.

Michael Kelly
Dublin 15

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