Thursday, 22 March 2012
Finance Bill 2012 (Certified Money Bill): Committee and Remaining Stages
Kathryn Reilly (Sinn Fein)
I am conscious of what Senator Gilroy said. I do not wish to be negative and I welcome that the Government has moved to take 330,000 people from the tax net. The logic for the decision was that their incomes were so low that they should not have to pay the USC. However, those earning less than €16,000 should also be exempted from the charge and in that vein I press the recommendation.