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Lower tax rate considered for landlords

Landlords could pay less tax on rental income in an effort to persuade them to stay in the market, under proposals put forward in advance of budget talks intensifying this week.

One proposal circulated by the Department of Housing is a “distinct income-based approach”, according to a source with knowledge of discussions, which could entail a lower rate of tax or increased exemptions for landlords.

While Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien has been clear in his goal to do something in the budget for both landlords and tenants, tweaking the tax system to favour income from rental has been stiffly resisted in the past by the Department of Finance and would likely face significant pushback again.

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Sir, – The article by Olivia Kelly “Reversing the dereliction of Dublin” on Saturday (Weekend Review, September 25th) was complemented by another article saying that “more than 12,000 homes and commercial properties are vacant across Dublin, with 40 per cent empty for more than four years – putting them at significant risk of dereliction” (News, September 26th).

What a shambles!

And in the middle of a housing crisis too.

If the State (mainly through county councils and local authorities) can compulsorily acquire land for motorway construction and road improvements what is to prevent the State compulsorily acquiring derelict properties in Dublin and elsewhere? – Yours, etc,

DAVID McCABE, Shankill, Dublin 18

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