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Agreement reached to provide three year waiver for family land transfers – Troy

Fianna Fáil TD Robert Troy has said that his party has secured agreement from the Minister for Finance to waive the 67 years or under limit on transferring farm land to family members to allow them avail of the current 1% Stamp Duty rate. “There has been a lot of disquiet among farm families since Budget 2018 was announced last week and the decision to increase Stamp Duty on farmland sales from 2% to 6% overnight. “This decision has caused serious concern in farming circles, and Fianna Fáil, conscious of the need to protect family...
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Fianna Fáil TD Robert Troy has called on the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation to ensure that the upcoming publication of the “2018 Action Plan for Jobs” provides a clear focus on developing opportunities within the midlands region.  In a reply to a Parliamentary Question tabled by deputy Troy, Minister Fitzgerald confirms that the 2018 plan will be published by February 2018 and will outline plans to create an additional 200,000 jobs by 2020. “Previous job creation plans announced by the Government have paid very...
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