11 October 2016
Last Updated: 11 October 2016
Please note that implementation dates for announced changes have been indicated below where available. Not all changes take immediate effect.
• Fuel inputs to create high efficiency electricity now exempt from carbon tax.
Miscellaneous Provisions & Announcements
• Excise duty increase on tobacco 50c per 20 pack.
• Income tax rebate to assist first time buyers fund 20% deposit required by the Central Bank.
• The DIRT rate will be decreased by 2% each year for the four years until it reaches 33%.
• State pension will rise by €5 per week from March 2017, along with other weekly social welfare payments
• Excise duty on alcohol, petrol and diesel remains unchanged
• Sugar tax to be introduced in April 2018
|Budget 2017||Budget 2016|
|Capital Gains Tax Rate||33%||33%|
|Capital Acquisitions Tax Rate||33%||33%|
|Income Tax Rates|
|39% (39% – where payments made less frequently than annually)||41% (41% – where payments made less frequently than annually)|
|Earned Income Tax Credit||€950||€550|
|Single/widowed with dependent children||€37,800||€37,800|
|Married -one income earner||€42,800||€42,800|
|Married – two income earners||€67,600||€67,600|
|Contribution Ceiling||No limit||No limit|
|Universal Social Charge|
|€ 0 – €12,012||0.5%||1%|
|€12,013 – €18,772||2.5%|
|€12,013 – €18,668||3%|
|€18,773 – €70,044||5%|
|€18,669 – €70,044||5.5%|
|€70,045 – €100,000||8%||8%|
|Self employed income > €100,000||11%||11%|
|PAYE income in excess of €100,000||8%||8%|
|Age >70/medical card holders with income < €60,000 – Max rate||2.5%||3%|
Whilst every care has been taken in the production of this budget summary, neither Royal Canal Financial Control Services nor Ronan Duffy and Co. can be held responsible for any action taken or deferred, resulting from any errors contained therein. For a more comprehensive summary please refer to the government press release.