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2012 Finance Bill manipulates the tax system to benefit the better off - unjust and unfair
Proposals in the 2012 Finance Bill to provide tax incentives aimed at luring senior multinational executives to Ireland mark a return to the worst practices of manipulating the tax system to benefit the better off while increasing costs and cutting services for the country’s poorest
Social Justice Ireland believes that the financial services industry is responsible for much of the present mess in which Ireland finds itself. It is preposterous that Government proposes to reduce the tax paid by top-earning executives in the financial services sector when the huge gambling losses incurred by this sector are already being paid by Ireland’s tax-payers, particularly Ireland’s poorest and most vulnerable people.