The Health Levy and Income Levy are to be abolished in 2011. They will be replaced by a new Universal Social Charge, or USC.
The USC Rates and Thresholds are as follows:
|Income Threshold||USC Rate|
|Incomes below €4,004||Exempt|
|Incomes between Zero and €10,036||2%|
|Incomes between €10,037 and €16,016||4%|
|Incomes over €16,016||7%|