Budget 2018: All You Need To Know


A sugar tax from April 2018 will see an extra 30 cent (26p) per litre of tax on drinks with over 8g of sugar per 100ml.

Mr Donohoe confirmed €20m extra to support a range of childcare measures.

€ 1.83 billion has been announced for housing in 2018.

By increasing the relatively low threshold at which people hit the higher rate of income tax and trimming the amount they actually pay, Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said an average family would be a "modest" 500 to 600 euros better off a year.

The Home Building Finance Ireland scheme will begin with €750m.

-VAT increase on sunbeds from 3.5percent to 23 percent.

Rafael Nadal and Caroline Garcia Claim China Open Singles Titles
The Spaniard's victory marks the 12th time a player has won an ATP World Tour title after saving match point (s) this year. It's also his 75th career crown, moving to within two titles of John McEnroe for fourth on the Open Era list.

An additional 1,800 staff in frontline services across acute, mental health, disability, primary and community care sectors.

Entry point to USC remains at €13,000 2.5% rate lowered to 2%.

In the event, he boosted the budget package to 1.2 billion euros from the mere 350 million available chiefly through a 4 percentage point increase in stamp duty on commercial property, ensuring income tax cuts will not go into one pocket and come out the other.

Value-Added Tax rate for tourism and services sector is being left unchanged at 9%.

He has also declared war on vacant site owners, with the levy on this doubling from 3% to 7% by 2020.

Also, a sugar tax is to be introduced on drinks at a rate of 30c per litre on drinks with more than eight grams of sugar per 100 millilitres and a reduced rate of 20c per litre on drinks with between five and eight grams of sugar per 100 millilitres.

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There's going to be more investment in An Garda Siochana - 800 new officers will be taken on in 2018, with 500 civilians also recruited.

A Christmas Bonus payment of 85% will again be paid to all social welfare recipients in 2017.

You can check the changes to your income bracket and family situation here.

The Earned Income Credit for the self-employed will be increased by €200 to bring it to €1,150 a year from 2018.

Funding for homeless services will increase by €18m next year.

Nirmala Sitharaman teaches Chinese soldiers meaning of 'Namaste' at Nathu La
Sitharaman , during a visit to Nathu La, interacted with Chinese soldiers at the border, teaching them how to say " namaste ". Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman took a class of Chinese soldiers on this spot near Dokalm today.