5.13.2005

there goes my retirement plan:

Minister Calls on Artists to Speak out on Tax ExemptionPLEASE FORWARD TO AS MANY PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE - THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT! -----Original Message-----
From: Niamh Looney [mailto:niamh@sculptors-society.ie]
Sent: 13 May 2005 15:57
To: Niamh Looney
Subject: Minister Calls on Artists to Speak out on Tax Exemption


Minister calls on artists to speak out on tax exemption

On Tuesday 11 May at the launch of Irelands participation at the Venice Biennale Minister for Arts, Sport and Tourism John O'Donoghue called on artists to voice their opinion in regard to the ongoing debate on the Artists Tax Exemption scheme.

In his speech the Minister made it clear that he recognised the value of the current scheme but acknowledged the concerns of those who were calling for a cap to be placed on the scheme.

The Minister explicitly called on artists to make their views known to him and suggested that in order for him to make a stronger case for the retention of the scheme he needed to hear from individual practitioners in regard to the value that they place on the scheme.

The Sculptors' Society of Ireland has made its submission to the Department of Finance and the Department of Arts, Sport and Tourism. The SSI urges you the artists' community to also make your views known to the Minister regarding the Artists Tax Exemption scheme.

For full background information on the scheme and to view the submission made by the Sculptors' Society of Ireland visit our web site on www.sculptors-society.ie.

You can contact the minister by writing to:

John O'Donoghue TD
Minister for Arts, Sport and Tourism
Department of Arts, Sport and Tourism,
23 Kildare Street, Dublin 2 and
Frederick Buildings, South Frederick St, Dublin 2

Or by email on: artsunit@dast.gov.ie

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