Higher benefits for families with many children
Benefits for the fourth and subsequent children in a family will be €50.07 per month, up from €34.14.
Dogs at least six months old have to be chipped and registered. If you own a dog that's not been chipped, it's time to head to the veterinarian.
Micro enterprise tax
The micro enterprise tax rate has changed to 12% for companies turning over up to €7,000 (effective until 2018) and to 15% for companies turning over from €7,000 to €100,000.
Minimum wage bump
The minimum monthly wage has been changed to €380, up from €370 last year.
Limit on cash transactions
Individual cash transactions will be limited to €7,200 in a move aiming to reduce non-taxed deals and combating the shadow economy.
Startup companies will be able to qualify for tax breaks and receive state funding to hire highly qualified employees.