The Tax Strategy Group

The Tax Strategy Group is in place since the early 1990’s and is chaired by the Department of Finance with membership comprising senior officials and political advisers from a number of Civil Service Departments and Offices.

Papers on various options for tax policy changes are prepared annually by Department of Finance officials and all previous papers going back to 2006 are available on the Department’s website. The Tax Strategy Group is not a decision making body and the papers produced by the Department are simply a list of options and issues to be considered in the Budgetary process. Papers relating to PRSI and social welfare issues are also prepared for the Group by the Department of Social Protection.

In line with the Government’s commitment to Budgetary reform including greater engagement with the Oireachtas, the Tax Strategy Group papers are now published in advance of the Budget to facilitate informed discussion.


Budget 2018 Tax Strategy Group Papers – published 31st July 2017

TSG 17-01 – Corporation Tax

TSG 17-02 – Income Tax and Universal Social Charge

TSG 17-03 – Tax and Fiscal Treatment of Landlords

TSG 17-04 – Pay Related Social Insurance – Budget 2018 Issues

TSG 17-05 – Social Protection Package – Budget 2018 Issues

TSG 17-06 – Selected VAT Issues

TSG 17-07 – General Excise

TSG 17-08 – Energy and Environmental Taxes

TSG 17-09 – BREXIT Taxation Issues

TSG 17-10 – Joint Research Programme on The Macroeconomy and Taxation

TSG 17-11 – Capital and Savings Taxes

TSG 17-12 – Capital Taxes – Stamp Duty

TSG 17-13 – Tax Expenditures Review

TSG 17-14 Report of TSG Meeting on 25th July 2017


Archive of TSG Papers