Category: Stamp duty

Irish breakfast: Part 2, Let it steep

24 April, 2012 (11:28) | Eurozone, Global news, Ireland, Local issues, Property taxes, Stamp duty, Subprime, Taxation |

[Continued from yesterday's Part 1.]   By:David A. Smith   Yesterday’s post introduced Ireland’s bitter brew of newfound fiscal austerity and the introduction of ane entirely rational normal residential property tax:   Brewed in Ireland   Nevertheless, the March 31 deadline triggered protests across the small nation (the size of Indiana), whose significance can be […]

Irish breakfast: Part 1, Bitter brew

23 April, 2012 (13:58) | Eurozone, Global news, Ireland, Local issues, Property taxes, Stamp duty, Subprime, Taxation |

By:David A. Smith   Austerity is always bitter.     So we, naturally enough, want to defer it.     Especially if we think that somehow our refusal will make it go away – which is what has been playing out in Ireland:   Ireland Faces Popular Revolt Over New Property Tax   As so […]