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Bringing transparency to how your taxes are spent

Posted April 13th, 2017

TAXPAYERS and citizens have every right to know how Governments spend public money – and now, with the launch of our new website, all that information is at your fingertips.

Where Your Money Goes provides an up-to-date breakdown of exactly what the State does with this year’s total spend of €68.7bn. For instance, you can see how much goes on health, education, the national debt etc. By drilling down further, you find a breakdown of how each sector allocates its total.

As minister for eGovernment, I am always looking for ways in which we can use the power of tech to bring about greater transparency around what the State does. This is designed to allow taxpayers get a better view of how their taxes fund public goods and services, using open data to promote informed debate about the most efficient and effective allocation of public resources.

To see the website go here.

To see a short video explaining the tool, go here.

For my previous work on Tax Transparency, go here.