Jul 22nd, 2010 by Conor McCabe
Had to laugh at the excuses as to why Child Benefit cannot be means-tested/taxed.
Apparently the Department of Finance is saying that such a tax could be unfair and problematic.
Is that the criteria for the Department of Finance scuppering a tax? That it’s unfair? Problematic? Couldn’t reform the tax credit system to take allowance of child benefit?
Seems to me the real reason is that the middle classes love their child benefit and intend holding on to it.