Tax hike threat from FG minister

Pay the household charge or income tax will ‘go up’ the Laois Fine Gael rank and file were warned at their AGM in Mountmellick.

Pay the household charge or income tax will ‘go up’ the Laois Fine Gael rank and file were warned at their AGM in Mountmellick.

Minister for State at the Department of Finance, Brian Hayes warned the Laois/Offaly branch of the Government party that the only way we can resolve our current financial problems is to look at new sources of taxation.

“Those who pretend that we can have the same number and quality of public services without new taxes, such as property tax, are deluding themselves and the public. In fact, without a property tax, it’s inevitable that tax on work will go up,” he warned