IFA Reject Property Tax Proposal

IFA President Eddie Downey said a property tax on farmland was totally unacceptable and an unaffordable imposition on farm businesses.

He said farm households like all other households in the state were already struggling to cope with a raft of extra taxes including income and USC charges and property and water taxes.  “VAT and carbon taxes increases in the last few years have added to escalating costs on farms and is challenging the competitiveness and viability of many farm businesses.”

Any suggestion of further taxes on farming and farm families will be rejected outright by IFA.

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