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We are experts in Public Sector Finance, and that’s why we have pulled together a short guide to Budget 2018 and what it means for you.
Single Income Household
Two married PAYE employees with two children
Income Tax – an increase of €750 in the income tax standard rate band for all earners; from €33,800 to €34,550 for single individuals and from €42,800 to €43,550 for married, single income couples.
Home Carer Tax Credit – an increase in the Home Carer Tax Credit from €1,100 to €1,200
Self-employed – an increase in the Earned Income Credit from €950 to €1,150
Mortgage Interest Relief
Scaled back extension of Mortgage Interest Relief for owner-occupiers who took out qualifying mortgages between 2004 and 2012 – 75% of the existing relief continued into 2018, 50% into 2019 and 25% into 2020. The relief will cease from 2021.
Rented Residential Property
Deduction for pre-letting expenses on a property that has been vacant for 12 months or more, up to a maximum of €5,000 per property.
Economy & jobs
With over 40 years' experience in the industry, we have seen many Budgets and know how they can affect our customers. Our Consultants are highly trained experts. If you require additional advice on your finances following the Budget, specific to your situation as a Public Sector employee, you can request an appointment with an expert Cornmarket Consultant by clicking here. Alternatively, you can call us on (01) 420 6757.
Please note: there may be further changes to the above following the Finance Bill. Every effort has been made to ensure that the information provided here is accurate and up-to-date (10th October 2017). The information provided is of a general nature and may not address the specific circumstances of a particular individual. Cornmarket does not accept any liability arising from any errors or omissions.