DONEGAL CAMPAIGNERS ACCUSE GOVERNMENT OF ‘SPIN’ OVER HOUSHOLD TAX


first_imgGovernment assurances that next year’s Property Tax will not be as high as recommended by the IMF have been dismissed by the Donegal Can’t Pay, Won’t Pay campaign as more “spin and disinformation from a government discredited by the Household Tax fiasco.”“We are not at all reassured by Enda Kenny’s and Micheal Noonan’s insistance that they will not follow the IMF recommendations,” said spokesperson Francis McCafferty.“They have followed every demand from the Troika so far, so it is a bit late in the day for them to discover some backbone. They cannot be trusted.” Mr McCafferty claimed: “The IMF are looking for € 1 billion from Irish homeowners, an average of € 625 per home every year. This has embarrassed a government which has been unable to convince homeowners to pay € 100 in Household Tax. They know that they have no chance of collecting six times as much when they see the level of resistance to the existing charge.“Whatever level they set the Property Tax at, we know that it will rise and rise relentlessly, so we will continue to  call on homeowners not to pay it. This tax will be collected centrally by the Revenue and will become part of central funds. The fiction that it pays for local services has been abandoned. The Property Tax, in reality a Home Tax, is being imposed on us as the price of the bank bailout.“The government is in disarray over the Household Tax and is unsure how to proceed with the Property Tax. The fact that it has pushed back the introduction date by six months to June 1st shows that they fear the prospect of massive non-payment. We will continue to organise non-payment of all the bailout taxes and to fight for fairness in the taxation system.”  DONEGAL CAMPAIGNERS ACCUSE GOVERNMENT OF ‘SPIN’ OVER HOUSHOLD TAX was last modified: September 12th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DONEGAL CAMPAIGNERS ACCUSE GOVERNMENT OF ‘SPIN’ OVER HOUSHOLD TAXlast_img

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