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Budget 2018 highlights


VAT: increase on sunbeds from 13.5% to 23%

Capital Gains Tax (CGT): incentive in respect of properties purchased between 7th December 2011 and 31st December 2013 has been extended the scheme to include properties purchased up to the end of 2014.
Ownership period reduced down to 4 years.First 4 years of ownership will be exempt from CGT.

Stamp Duty on commercial property: Increased from 2% to 6% (effective imediately)

PAYE/PRSI/USC

SRCOPs will be increased by 750 from 1st January 2018
Single/Widowed Person or Surviving Civil Partner: First 34,550 @ 20%, Balance @ 40%
Qualifying for the Single Person Child Carer Tax Credit: First 38,550 @ 20%, Balance @ 40%
Married Couple or Civil Partnership - One Income: First 43,550 @ 20%, Balance @ 40%
Married Couple or Civil Partnership - Two Incomes: First 43,550 @ 20% Plus an amount equal to the lower income (subject to a maximum of 25,550), Balance @ 40%

Personal Tax Credits: No changes

Earned Income Tax Credit: increased by 200 from 950 to 1,150

Home Carer Tax Credit: increased from 1,100 to 1,200

Universal Social Charge (USC)
  
People aged under 70 years
  
Rate of USCCharged on PAYE income between
0.5%0 to 12,012
2%12,012.01 to 19,372
4.75%19,372.01 to 70,044
8%Over 70,044
  
People aged over 70 years or those who have a full medical card With income less thank 60,000
  
Rate of USCCharged on PAYEincome between
0.5%0 to 12,012
2%above 12,012
  
All
  
11%self-employed income above 100,000

Employers PRSI rates increased by 0.1% to 8.56% for Reducted Rate and 10.85% for Higher Rate

Minimum Wage: Increasing to 9.55 from 1st of January 2018

Mortgage Interest Relief: reduced by 25% each year from 2018 until abolished in 2021