The 2013 Finance Bill is due for publication on this Wednesday, 13 February.
The Bill will include legislation for the various measures included in last December’s Budget, with the notable exception of the Local Property Tax, which came into being before Christmas with the passing of the Finance (Local Property Tax) Bill 2012.
It’s also quite likely, based on past experience, that the Finance Bill will contain a number of additional measures that didn’t form part of the Budget. I wonder will this year’s Bill contain any major surprises?
Once published, the Finance Bill will pass through various stages in the Oireachtas, before it is finally enacted as Finance Act 2013 in early April.