The Tax Policy Unit within the Fiscal Policy Division of the Department of Finance is responsible for the development of efficient and effective taxation policies which support and promote the Government’s economic, social and environmental objectives through the publication of an annual Budget and Finance Act.
|15 May 2013||The Minister for Finance announced in his Budget Speech last December that Ireland has concluded an Intergovernmental Agreement with the United States to Improve International Tax Compliance and Implement FATCA (Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act). This Agreement provides for the automatic reporting and exchange of information in relation to accounts held in Irish Financial Institutions by US persons, and the reciprocal exchange of information regarding US accounts held by Irish people.
The legislation to implement the Agreement was contained in Finance Act 2013 and accompanying regulations and guidelines have now been published in draft form. The Revenue Commissioners will welcome any observations on the draft documents, which can be viewed here.
|14 May 2013||EU Finance Ministers have agreed to give a mandate to the European Commission to begin negotiations with five non-EU third countries on amendments to EU agreements on the taxation of savings income. Click here for more details.|
|14 May 2013||EU Finance Ministers have agreed council conclusions on tax fraud and evasion negotiated by the Irish Presidency Click here for the text of the conclusions.|
|29 April 2013||The European Commission have published a news release with some summary tables of taxation trends in the EU. The data are taken from the 2013 Statistical Book on the same topic. For more details, click here.|
If you are looking for information on personal taxes and allowances, you will find all the information you require on the Revenue Commissioners website.
All previous Budgets can be viewed on the dedicated Budget Website.