The Frontline

Taxing Matters


Tonight on the programme we’ll be talking tax. Can the property tax be designed in a way which is fair? Various groups were excluded from paying the Household charge; will they similarly escape the property tax? What about pensioners or those currently unemployed? How do you reflect an inability to pay? Will a value based tax mean higher bills for those in urban areas? In 2009 The Commission on Taxation recommended that those who paid stamp duty when they bought a home should have an exemption from the tax for seven years from the year they bought. Is that fair? Or will too many exemptions breed resentment and pit neighbour against neighbour? We’ll discuss all this with many of those concerned.

Also tonight, clothes maketh the man, and woman. Should there be a dress code for the Dáil? We'll hear from two deputies who very much disagree.

Do join us on The Frontline, ten thirty-five, RTÉ One