Report suggests 'payroll tax' to protect healthcare - The Irish Times - Thu, Nov 29, 2012
A report by the Dept of Health says that unless they find a way to pay themselves less, then new taxes will have to be invented to maintain our high standards of healthcare.
"Payroll taxes, found in 18 out of 27 European countries, are common across high-income countries, the report notes."
The report recommends a 'payroll tax'. Now, I've heard this phrase from the US, but I always thought PRSI was a payroll tax. Your employer pays it - its a cost of employing someone. I don't understand how it is different from what this report is proposing.