Monday, July 4, 2011

04/07/2011: Tax burden composition: H1 2011

A quick post summarizing changes in the overall tax burden in Ireland, based on the latest Exchequer returns.

In Q2 2011:
  • Income tax took up 39.52% of the total receipts, up from 28.7 in Q2 2007 and 34.42% in Q2 2010
  • Share of VAT in total tax receipts has declined to 33.22% from 35.49% in Q2 2010 and from 34.97% in Q2 2007
  • Share of Corporation tax receipts also dropped to 9.32% in Q2 2011, down from 11.16% in Q2 2010, but up from 7.48% in Q2 2007
  • Excise taxes accounted for 14.4% of total tax intake in Q2 2011, down slightly from 14.4% in Q2 2010, but up on 13.91% in Q2 2007
  • Stamps, CGT and CAT have fallen from 14.06% share in Q2 2007 to 3.63% in Q2 2010 and to 2.64% in Q2 2011.
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