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    Default Minister For Jobs Richard Bruton Sought Tax Breaks For Multinationals In 2013

    In case you need further proof for a (at least) two tier society in Ireland. Here is one outrages example how government ministers tried to sneak a tax sweetener into the budget 2013. Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton lobbied Minister Finance Noonan to reduce the income tax rate to 23 % for eligible executives earning up to €500,000 per year. while the rest of the country faces increase in taxation left, right and center.

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    Holland offers low tax rates to foreign engineers and specialists who move to holland. I think its about 30%. Its been a very successful policy, and a bunch of R&D companies have relocated to Holland because of it - creating thousands of jobs for the Dutch aswell as tax paying foreigners.

    Its quite a good idea. Knowledge economy, and all that.

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    disgusting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seabhcan View Post
    Holland offers low tax rates to foreign engineers and specialists who move to holland. I think its about 30%. Its been a very successful policy, and a bunch of R&D companies have relocated to Holland because of it - creating thousands of jobs for the Dutch aswell as tax paying foreigners.

    Its quite a good idea. Knowledge economy, and all that.
    do you think it's equitable?

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    Talent is often as mobile as capital and mediocre Dublin faces stiff competition as a place where key people might want to live- London, Singapore.......
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    Quote Originally Posted by im axeled View Post
    disgusting.
    Why? It was to be limited (so far as I understand) to people moving to Ireland. Meaning they currently pay 0% Irish tax because they don't live here, and would pay 23%-30% if the policy was enacted.

    I think its a good idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seabhcan View Post
    Holland offers low tax rates to foreign engineers and specialists who move to holland. I think its about 30%. Its been a very successful policy, and a bunch of R&D companies have relocated to Holland because of it - creating thousands of jobs for the Dutch aswell as tax paying foreigners.

    Its quite a good idea. Knowledge economy, and all that.
    Maybe we should have a low rate of tax for politicians.
    Maybe the rates at present is the reason we get such sh1te to vote for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seabhcan View Post
    Holland offers low tax rates to foreign engineers and specialists who move to holland. I think its about 30%. Its been a very successful policy, and a bunch of R&D companies have relocated to Holland because of it - creating thousands of jobs for the Dutch aswell as tax paying foreigners.

    Its quite a good idea. Knowledge economy, and all that.
    It is a good idea.... what you described but, that's not what Bruton was at. He was looking for tax breaks for MNC executives....

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    Quote Originally Posted by YouKnowWhatIMeanLike View Post
    In case you need further proof for a (at least) two tier society in Ireland. Here is one outrages example how government ministers tried to sneak a tax sweetener into the budget 2013. Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton lobbied Minister Finance Noonan to reduce the income tax rate to 23 % for eligible executives earning up to €500,000 per year. while the rest of the country faces increase in taxation left, right and center.
    I actually thought this had been implemented.

    Why is it disgusting? Wealthy people bring capital, investment, and jobs. At a time when executives are fleeing France (Hollande's pathetic "wealth tax") we should be bending over backwards to get them to come here.

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    What did you expect from a two-faced back stabber?

    Enda Kenny must be an unusually forgiving sort as I would never have given him a chance again after his little stunt before the last GE.
    Let's all raise a glass of frog milk to the ancient festival of Fargaltide!

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