To all mainly rural posters I guess who have not resorted to burning the floorboards - the carbon tax is due in on 1 may 2013
Per tonne briquettes €18.33 + 2.47 vat = €20.80
Per tonne coal €26.33+€3.55 vat = €29.88
The above will double on 1 May 2014 so spare the floorboards!
The question that I wondered about for a long time is how is our government justify putting vat(tax) on a tax. This is relevant to vat on duties on motor fuel, alcohol and cigarettes and vat is also charged on vrt in the price of a car.
Do you know or want to know the tax component of what you buy? The Irish consumer is really a beast of burden i.e. an ass.