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#Corporate Tax

# corporate-tax - Saturday 31 October, 2020

What's the difference between a Trump and Biden presidency for Ireland?

Corporate tax rates, luring US pharma companies back, and regulating the tech firms – what’s in it for Ireland?

# corporate-tax - Thursday 5 December, 2019

Leaked Biden plan shows threat of sanctions against Ireland and others over corporate tax

Ireland has come under pressure in recent years to address its corporate tax rates for multinationals, but insists it has taken major steps to improve the system.

# corporate-tax - Wednesday 28 August, 2019

Central Bank tells government to save rather than spend windfalls to help buffer Ireland against future downturns

If windfalls are going to be to be used, they should be used to reduce Ireland’s debt.

# corporate-tax - Tuesday 9 October, 2018

Haircuts, meals out and Irish hotel stays likely to get more expensive as VAT rate returns to 13.5%

The tax was cut to 9% to stimulate the tourism industry in 2012.

# corporate-tax - Thursday 28 September, 2017

Trump announces sweeping plans to move US corporate tax rate closer to Ireland's

The plans will lower the corporate tax rate from 35% to 20%.

# corporate-tax - Monday 13 March, 2017

Opinion: 'Tax isn't just an expense, it's a societal good and an investment in all our futures'

It’s time that the Irish government and multinationals start to reconsider their attitudes about tax, writes Sorley McCaughey.

# corporate-tax - Thursday 16 February, 2017

Ireland spent €440k on a report defending Apple months before the EU's scathing tax ruling

But European officials said the unsolicited report from PwC ‘misinterpreted’ the relevant rules.

# corporate-tax - Monday 12 December, 2016

Ireland named world's 6th worst corporate tax haven

Oxfam said Ireland’s score was based on its lack of effective rules to prevent corporate tax dodging and because it facilitates large-scale corporate tax avoidance.

# corporate-tax - Monday 21 November, 2016

The UK wants to bring in the lowest corporate taxes of any major country

Significant cuts to UK and US corpoate taxes are seen as direct threats to Ireland’s industrial strategy.

# corporate-tax - Thursday 11 August, 2016

The world's biggest meat company is coming to Ireland but it's a 'total joke'

The move of the Brazilian multinational’s parent company has been criticised as a “brass-plate operation”.

# corporate-tax - Friday 4 March, 2016

Ireland could lose millions in tax as Facebook shifts UK profits back to UK

The tech giant paid just €5,000 in corporate tax in the UK in 2014, by routing its profits through Ireland.

# corporate-tax - Tuesday 8 December, 2015

Facebook didn't pay a whole lot in Irish taxes last year

The social network’s local arm did, however, record a big leap in turnover.

# corporate-tax - Tuesday 24 November, 2015

Americans are queuing up to slam Pfizer's tax-inspired move to Ireland

But Simon Coveney insists the Republic is nobody’s tax haven.

# corporate-tax - Monday 23 November, 2015

The world's largest drug company will soon be based in Ireland

The deal between Pfizer and Allergan is the biggest so-called tax ‘inversion’ in corporate history.

# corporate-tax - Saturday 14 November, 2015

Think Ireland's corporate tax is unfair? Wave goodbye to Apple and thousands of jobs if we change it

Anyone in our political sphere who proposes to jeopardise this arrangement from within is an economic saboteur, writes Aaron McKenna.

# corporate-tax - Thursday 29 October, 2015

This is how much tax Google paid in Ireland last year

The company employed nearly 3,000 people across Ireland in 2014.

# corporate-tax - Tuesday 15 September, 2015

These are 5 things that could wreck Ireland's economy all over again

The OECD has a lot to say about where the country is headed in its latest survey.

# corporate-tax - Saturday 29 August, 2015

Why this tech CEO says low tax deals were the 'best thing in the history of the Irish economy'

This week we chatted with the head of US software company Nitro – and he didn’t hold back.

# corporate-tax - Wednesday 17 June, 2015

The EU has started naming and shaming the world's worst tax havens

We’re looking at you, Bermuda.

# corporate-tax - Tuesday 26 May, 2015

The EU is considering a minimum corporate tax rate, and that's bad news for Ireland

Pressure from Germany and France could see the European Commission reveal an initial plan on the matter next month.

# corporate-tax - Friday 20 March, 2015

I don't think so - Enda won't be giving up Ireland's corporate tax rate without a fight

A levelling of the playing field across Europe has long been in the pipeline, but is it all an EU smokescreen?

# corporate-tax - Friday 16 January, 2015

EU suspects Amazon's Luxembourg tax deal was illegal. Next up Apple and Ireland...

The preliminary ruling is putting more pressure on European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker.

# corporate-tax - Monday 8 December, 2014

Ireland is getting 'kicked around' by big European countries on tax: Hayes

The luxleaks scandal has given Germany and France “cover” to push their agendas, the MEP says.

# corporate-tax - Sunday 7 December, 2014

The Briefcase: A Northern Ireland tax showdown, Nama plans and UTV everywhere

This was the week in business.

# corporate-tax - Friday 5 December, 2014

Facebook paid €2.3m corporate tax in Ireland in 2013

The company made a huge leap in pre-tax profits.

# corporate-tax - Monday 24 November, 2014

# corporate-tax - Friday 31 October, 2014

Apple is worried it will have to pay back-taxes to Ireland... and the bill could be BIG

Grief over that claimed ‘sweetheart’ tax deal just won’t go away.

# corporate-tax - Wednesday 29 October, 2014

The number of billionaires in the world doubled during the global crisis

If the richest three people spent $1 million every day, it would take 220 years to run out of money.

# corporate-tax - Wednesday 15 October, 2014

Explainer: What is this 'knowledge box' and why does Ireland want to get one?

Michael Noonan wants more companies to invest their money in Ireland.

# corporate-tax - Tuesday 14 October, 2014

The Double Irish is dead, long live the 'knowledge-development box'

But Michael Noonan says Ireland’s low corporate tax rate “never was, never has been” up for discussion.

# corporate-tax - Tuesday 2 September, 2014

Tech firms' tax shifting 'not an Irish issue': Bruton

Medtronic execs hit with €48 million bill for moving company’s tax from US to Ireland

# corporate-tax - Friday 11 July, 2014

# corporate-tax - Wednesday 25 June, 2014

Ireland second to Bermuda as 'conduit' for taxable income of US multinationals - IMF staff paper

Corporate tax avoidance is bad for the global economy, paper reports.

# corporate-tax - Wednesday 18 June, 2014

Enda Kenny: No, I'm not worried about the investigation into Apple's Irish tax deal

The Taoiseach is pretty confident that Ireland hasn’t broken any rules.

# corporate-tax - Wednesday 18 December, 2013

Column: Our lack of willingness to promote transparency is damaging developing countries

Ireland cannot give with one hand to developing countries while facilitating tax avoidance at the same time, writes Morina O’Neill.

# corporate-tax - Monday 25 November, 2013

European Commission to publish proposal on closing more corporate tax loopholes

The proposal is part of a wide range of measures planned by the EU to tackle tax evasion.

# corporate-tax - Thursday 31 October, 2013

AOL chief issues battle cry at Web Summit

“AOL missed the marketplace,” admits Tim Armstrong in Dublin but shares the lessons the company has learned.

# corporate-tax - Thursday 19 September, 2013

"There was no sweetheart deal for Apple" in Ireland

CEO of IDA Ireland Barry O’Leary told the Oireachtas Public Accounts Committee that foreign companies are paying a substantial amount of corporation tax.

# corporate-tax - Sunday 15 September, 2013

Poll: Do you think Ireland's corporate tax rate should be retained? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think Ireland's corporate tax rate should be retained?

What do you think? Should we fight to hold on to our low corporate tax rate?

# corporate-tax - Monday 17 June, 2013

Google boss defends Ireland's corporate tax rate

Eric Schmidt said governments see their own tax breaks as incentives while calling other countries “tax havens”.

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