What should Ireland do with its budget surplus?

Oct 9, 2023
Ireland has a budget surplus of $10.9 billion, which has been driven by soaring corporate tax revenue from tech and pharmaceutical companies.
Above, a boarded-up property is pictured in Dublin. Some Irish residents see housing as a key area where a surplus in tax revenue could be put to use.
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With money to spare, some states look to tax breaks to ease inflation

May 10, 2022
How and when the breaks are applied will vary from state to state.
States could use budget surpluses to help people with everyday costs.
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Why are some states experiencing a tax revenue surplus?

Jun 7, 2021
More than half of U.S. states took in as much or more in tax revenue between March 2020 and February 2021 than they did the year before.
In some states — including Utah, Idaho and Colorado — tax revenue went up at least 8%.
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