Finance Bill 2019 next steps

Oct 21, 2019

Finance Bill 2019 Dáil Second Stage is scheduled to begin tomorrow, 22 October 2019.  Committee Stage is scheduled for 5, 6 and 7 November.  The requirements of the European Union’s Two-Pack budgetary schedule a common budgetary timeline applies to all EU Member States.  As a result, there is a considerably short timeline of 65 to 70 days in the finance act process.  Finance Bills complete passage through the Oireachtas by 31 December each year.  This truncated process gives rise to instances of poor-quality tax laws which generate difficulties for Irish taxpayers.  We have made representations to government on these problems in past bills and will do so again considering Finance Bill 2019.