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Pre-Budget 2019 Briefing Papers


The Institute released its pre-Budget report today, which among other items, examined progressivity through another lens called ‘Tax Freedom Day’.



Read the report in full

Read the International Tax Tables 2018 in association with KPMG

Read the press release

Taking the calendar year, the Institute calculates if workers paid their personal taxes to the Exchequer up front, on what date would they meet their tax obligations and then start earning for themselves. The Institute of course recognises that taxpayers are not and will never be required to pay their taxes up front and the ‘Tax Freedom Day’ calculation is just another way of demonstrating how progressive the personal tax system is. See Chapter 5 for more detail.

The chapters featured in the book are:

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Olivia Buckley

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