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Two weeks before new property tax is announced

By Namawinelake

The IMF thinks it should be levied at yearly 0.5% of a home’s market value, Minister for Finance Michael Noonan indicated that it will be closer to 0.25% and because the IMF was using out-of-date figures for local authority rates and stamp duty, the view on here is that it should be closer to 1% of market value to bring our property taxes in line with OECD countries.  And the betting on here is that by 2015, it will be closer to 1% than the 0.25% hinted at by Minister Noonan.

But for 2013, when Budget 2013 is announced on 5th December 2012, you can probably expect an average property tax of €300-500 equating to about €500-600m in a full year, and given the necessity of having some exclusions and waivers and the ending of the €70m second home levy and the cost of administration, it is more likely to be an average of €400-plus on a €160,000 home with a 0.25% flat rate apply to bands of property values eg less than €50,000 to pay €125, home valued between €100-200,000 to pay €500. The Government has signaled that the new tax will be collected from mid-2013 but don’t let that fool you into thinking you’ll get a 50% discount in 2013, you’ll have the pay the full annual sum by the end of 2013!

full article at source:http://namawinelake.wordpress.com/2012/11/19/two-weeks-before-new-property-tax-is-announced/

Petitioning Minister for Finance

Finance Minister, Michael Noonan: Stop the government imposing an unfair residential property tax in the 2013 Budget.

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Policy makers, including the Finance Minister Michael Noonan, are preparing to implement an unfair residential property tax in the 2013 Budget.


This residential property tax will be collected on every home in Ireland. The rate you will pay, under this system, depends on the full value of your property including the building. The square footage, the number of bedrooms in your home, energy rating, are some examples of the features that assessors will use to set your taxation rate. Under this type of residential property tax, your payable tax will rise alongside any improvements you make to your home and garden. You will also pay more under this kind of property tax because the owners of development sites and zoned land are excluded.

There is an alternative, smarter and fairer tax system available, but the current government is not considering it. We are asking that this alternative be seriously considered before the 2013 Budget is implemented.

full article at source: http://www.change.org/petitions/finance-minister-michael-noonan-stop-the-government-imposing-an-unfair-residential-property-tax-in-the-2013-budget

Oh Eamon, how power changed you…

Oh Eamon, how power changed you…

By Shaun Connolly 

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

How many U-turns does it take to make a hypocrite?

That is the awkward  question tormenting Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore after a  thundering leaflet from his Democratic Left days emerged denouncing those twin  evils — water charges and property taxes.
“How Many Councillors Does It  Take To Turn Off The Water Tax?” the 1994 missive demanded to know before  helpfully providing the answer that it just took Outraged Eamon and 14 others to  sink the tap tax.
And who could argue with Gilmore’s logic that “water  charges are another tax on workers on top of PAYE, PRSI and levies”.

Read more: http://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/oh-eamon-how-power-changed-you-190933.html#ixzz1sUCSUaqf


This is another champagne socialist, who has gotten fat and blubbered around the face and waste line .A life where Eamon will never have to put his hand into his own pocket, the taxpayers obliges everytime, Gone are the daft ideas that the state should be there for its citizens and in are the Austerity champions and new labour leads the way.

Gilmore another P**** on the gravy train in the Dail!

“Green” light for more Tax hikes ?


A Web posting by Ciaran Cuffe advocating new levy is removed after ‘consultation’ with party

 Shane Coleman and Martin Frawley

 A BLOG by Green Party minister Ciaran Cuffe advocating the introduction of a property tax in direct contravention of party policy and the programme for government was removed from the web this weekend.

 The planning minister proposed that instead of raising income tax, the government should abolish stamp duty and introduce a property levy. It would mean that houses under 100 square metres (1,076sq ft) could be charged €200, with those over 200sq m (2,153sq ft) paying €600 and a middle rate of €400.

 “I’d say such a charge could raise the guts of several hundred million, and would be more equitable than a rise in income tax. The beauty of such a scheme is that it could be implemented quickly without a cumbersome state-led assessment of each property. Another advantage would be that it would allow people to move home when they wish without an excessive tax burden,” he said in his entry to his ‘Cuffe Street’ blog.

source http://www.tribune.ie/news/article/2010/sep/05/green-planning-minister-bids-for-property-tax-up-t/


I have been saying to expect to get a hefty bill in the form of a property tax after the next budget but Boy, have we been badly stitched up by the greens, here we have another new minster from the greens coming up with their latest bright idea after counting frogs, and bats and stealth taxes call carbon taxes, car taxes ,and 15 cent on every litre of petrol and I am sure there is more to come

This guy comes up with this new tax .Well he can take a running jump we are getting a sneak preview of what these green addicts of power are prepared to do to stay in power serving their masters Fianna Fail they have completely destroyed any hope of the greens ever getting back into power that’s for sure

How a group of people could totally ditch their principals for the sake of staying in power is beyond me !

How to win a referendum:

Scaremongering but who’s doing it?

Finance Minister Brian Lenihan also warned yesterday that if Irish voters snubbed the treaty the result would “shatter international confidence” and lead to continued scarcity of funding and increased borrowing costs.(Looking for a yes vote)

A ‘No’ vote in next month’s lisbon Treaty  referendum could result in the interest bill on Ireland’s national debt jumping by up to €900m a year according to Indecon
Looking for a Yes vote )

A NO vote in the upcoming Lisbon Treaty referendum would represent a “spiritual withdrawal”, from Europe, Minister for Finance Brian Lenihan has warned. (Looking for a Yes vote)

A Yes vote in the referendum would earn Ireland the continued goodwill and support of the EU in tackling the banking crisis, he added.

Mr Gormley “It would be entirely counterproductive to vote “The whole emphasis in terms of the European recovery is a green recovery [which can provide] jobs, jobs, jobs.” Echoing the sentiments of other pro-Lisbon political leaders, “It would be a huge mistake to focus on national issues when this is a campaign to get us out of recession,” he said. (Looking for a yes vote)

How to win a referendum:

1. On top of high VRT, introduce a Green (Party) carbon tax, and just to be on the safe side, impose a €200 a year work parking tax, just for daring to have a job!

2. Make the citizens vote a second time, even though they said No – but make sure you don’t change the wording.

3. Have on the Yes side a millionaire car salesman, like Bill Cullen, who opposed changes to the infamous VRT, and is the biggest over priced merchant for  the Renault spear parts in the country(Nice one Bill!)


4 . Have Ryanair on the Government side, who are best known for their F-Service , saying there are a millions reasons to vote Yes (excluding taxes and charges), and (Baggage charges Now approaching 100 euro per bag) then have the same Government introduce a €10 travel tax, contrary to EU law of freedom of movement between member-states.

5 . In case the European Central Bank doesn’t hype up mortgage rates any time soon, re-introduce water rates and a property tax on every family home in Ireland, while at the same time making taxpayers bail out the bankers and the builders.

6 . Make sure Brian Cowen leads the Yes campaign.

7 . Have crooks running FAS

8 . Have people like John O’Donoghue become Ceann Comhairle in the Dail

9 . Create Toxic Banks to help your buddies in the Banks and the Building


10 . Keep corrupt Politicians in places of power

11 .TAX the Sh*** out of the ordinary people

12 Tell them you are going to crucify them in the coming December Budget

13. Make a complete mess of the Economy, and blame it on the ordinary people

For having paid extortion prices for their own homes

14. Put a Tax on those homes, let say 1000 Euro on average for every home in

The land

15 .when you hold a referendum keep going back to the people until you get the right result (the one you want)

16 .
Keep corrupt Bankers in their High paying Jobs at Bankrupt Banks

17. Allow these same Banks (Now with Government appointed Directors) to

Overcharge their own customers, and then, clam that it was a computer error when found out.

18. Allow dodgy Building Developers stroll into the courts of the land and present fantasy valuations as a means to dance around The Supreme Court rulings

When 80 families are turned out, and lose their overpriced homes every week, sold to them by these developers in the first place

19 . Make it blatantly obvious, that there is one law for the rich, and another law for the poor in this country

20. Tell everyone that NAMA is the only game in town and we the people must pay the gambling debts of the super rich of the country.

That should do it!




Homeowners:Screw them again!

Now a Property Tax, this is the last straw!


Having being forced to buy housing at super inflated prices pay super stamp duties pay new levies

 My pension decimated by so called professionals in a financial system that the government say was not properly regulated

 My health insurance so expensive as to put it beyond my reach now

Pay for the privilege of going to the A&E in hospital, loose my job and be told that after paying into the coffers of the state I am not entitled to any support because I am still too rich!

I now hear rumblings that this shower wants now to take away the children’s allowance or tax it, and put a new tax on my already taxed home ,introduce a new carbon tax take away any chance of my children getting 3rd level education (New Fees)

Have I forgotten anything else??

Billions poured into bankrupt banks, corrupt bankers still enjoying huge salaries and no prosecutions for corruption

Developers getting away with flouting the laws of the land and the supreme court

 2 tier laws one for the poor and one for the super rich  

Corrupt politicians openly helping their rich buddies in trouble at the expense of the entire nation (NAMA)

Just one question!

Where do you think I and approximately 500,000 (currently on the dole) unemployed will get the money to pay for all of this? You go through with these and other measures (NAMA) and I will be a member of the largest pressure group in the country and

Keep this kind of Taxation up and we will be a Million strong and we will not forget who put us there!

You have being warned

Get us back working and stop trying to squeeze anymore blood out of stones!

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