CAT Group A threshold from €320k to €335k

Easel

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Pascal's explanation said it was to do with the CAT payable on the transfer of the family home. With this increase the allowance is down 38% since the 2009 level of €542,544.
 

Easel

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Well, it seems very regressive to me.

I've never understood why kids should expect to inherit their "family home" tax-free in any event.
Regressive in what way? Would decreasing the threshold have been progressive?

I do agree with the family home point you make none the less. People using the fair deal scheme to subsidise their retirement care while the house sits empty is a misuse of the allowance.
 

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Regressive in what way? Would decreasing the threshold have been progressive?

I do agree with the family home point you make none the less. People using the fair deal scheme to subsidise their retirement care while the house sits empty is a misuse of the allowance.
Surely the inheritance of property is one of the most inequitable transfers of wealth imaginable? It's extremely regressive.
 

Blackrock1

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a regressive tax is one that takes a larger percentage of income from low-income earners than from high-income earners. Its not regressive by that definition. I dont understand why family wealth which is ordinarily been subject to tax already should be taxed again to prop up our welfare state.
 

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I dont understand why family wealth which is ordinarily been subject to tax already should be taxed again to prop up our welfare state.
I think if there wasn't an exemption from CGT on death, then I'd fully agree with your point.
 

Easel

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I think if there wasn't an exemption from CGT on death, then I'd fully agree with your point.
Are you proposing that a PPR should be subject to CGT on the death of the owner? This is a decent compromise but it would certainly lead to a dramatic increase in the sale of properties by wealthy pensioners in order to downsize to reduce tax bills for their estate
 

24601

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a regressive tax is one that takes a larger percentage of income from low-income earners than from high-income earners. Its not regressive by that definition. I dont understand why family wealth which is ordinarily been subject to tax already should be taxed again to prop up our welfare state.
Why should 100s of thousands of unearned wealth pass intergenerationally with no tax? I'd much rather we taxed these sorts of transfers of wealth rather than charging a ~50% marginal rate on income.
 

24601

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Regressive in the sense that the tax forgone by the State has to be collected from those that won't benefit from a tax-free inheritance.

Personally, I would prefer to see a lower tax burden on earned income.
It's all upside down. We punish work in Ireland but perpetuate this weird policy that taxing property is immoral. Taking 52% of someone's income is immoral.
 

nad

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why not? it was decreased from a more sensible 542k in 2009 to 250k by 2011
Have to agree,
Personally I'd like to see this increase overtime back nearer to where it was in 2009 as if I have an asset which I have built up the value in and most likely having paid a lot of tax on doing that ( vat,stamp duty, Lpt etc,)then why should more tax be paid when passing it on to an offspring..
 

john luc

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The bigger problem is the B and C rates are downright theft. There are many people paying taxes all their lives and because they do not have children have their after taxed wealth stolen from them by an insatiable tax system. I know of one such estate where it was distributed to 15 people and the total value was €750K. The taxthief got the biggest chunk. I do not subscribe to the view that the taxman is an honourable and worthy entity.
 
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