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13.00 – The Finance Minister is just about to address the Dáil, outlining the Government’s taxation measures in the Budget.

He’ll be followed by the Public Expenditure Paschal Donohoe, who will outline new spending measures.

13.10 – €14 billion will be put aside in the infrastructure, Climate and Nature Fund by 2030

Windfall corporation tax receipts now stand at around €10 – 12 billion

General government surplus of €8.8 billion this year

14 billion put aside of Infrastructure Climate and Nature fund by 2030.

The Future of Ireland fund with potential to grow to over 100 billion by middle of next decade to help protect living standards.

Total Budget Package of 14 billion euro.

1.1 billion in tax measures, 5.3 billion in core spending changes.

Once off cost of living measure of €2.7 billion

Additional €250 million for the public capital programme

National minimum wage will increase by €1.40 per hour – to €12.70 per hour

13.16 – Increasing home carer tax credit and single person child carer by €100

Extending the USC concession for a further two years

Extend the 9% reduced VAT rate for gas and electricity for another 12 months

13.20 – increase the rent tax credit to €750 per year

165,000 mortgage holders will benefit from this measure with an estimated cost of €125 million

1% reduction to the Motors Insurers Insolvency Compensation Fund levy

13.22 – Help to buy scheme extended to end of 2025. Into effect from tomorrow

Introduction of a temporary tax relief which will benefit small landlords

13.25 – Increasing the Vacant Homes Tax to 5 times the property’s Local Property Tax

13.28 – Doubling the first-year payment threshold from €25,000 to €50,000

Increasing the R&D tax credit from 25% to 30%

13.30 – Targeted capital gains tax relief for angel investors in start-up SMEs

13.31 – Carbon tax to rise from 48.50 per tonne to 56 euro per tonne from 11th of October.
Will lead to a 2.5 cent rise on diesel, and 2.1 cent on petrol.

13.33 Section 481 Film Tax Credit increasing from €70 million to €125 million

Increasing the existing VAT registration threshold for businesses

13.34 – Revenue will establish a dedicated Tax Administration Liaison Committee (TALC) subgroup

13.35 –  a revised bank levy in 2024 to raise 200 million euro.

A pack of cigarettes to increase by 75 cents, raising price to 16 euro 75 cents.