As reported in the Irish Times, 03.03.2020, the latest exchequer returns show the Government received income tax of €3.97 billion for the months of January & February, 3.3% lower than forecasted but up over 14% based on previous years.
VAT income was up by 4%, generating over €3 billion, with Corporation Tax at €583 million from the start of the year, 117% above forecast.
In total, €9.2 billion in tax was collected, €285 million more than expected.
Revenue have stated that the total received in the last 2 months generally account for less than 2% of a full year of overall receipts.
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