Budget 2019 At a glance

Oct 10, 2018

Budget 2019 definitely dished out a little something to many and maybe that is what will make it forgettable.  A hike in the tourism VAT rate, a 50 cent rise in the price of a packet of cigarettes and a doubling of betting duty allowed the Minster to significantly increase spending and paved the way for €291 million in personal tax cuts.  As expected, measures to tackle the housing crisis dominated the headlines. The small amount of money left to go around saw the squeezed middle benefit from minor cuts to USC and a tweak to the standard rate tax bands. 

Read Chartered Accountants Ireland's special analysis of Budget 2019