Ireland mulls betting tax rise as government readies 2021 budget

Irish Tax Strategy Group calls for 0.25% tax rise to pay for Covid-19 costs as Social Justice Ireland requests separate increase

The Irish government’s Tax Strategy Group has called for a 0.25% increase in betting tax among several requests aimed at restoring funds diminished by Covid-19. Members of the group claim the increase would raise an extra €8m (£7.3m) for the government in 2021, rising to €11m (£10.1m) in a full year of collecting the quarterly…

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