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# Corporation Tax

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# factcheck
FactCheck: How much do multinationals actually contribute in taxes?
FactCheck looks into a set a claims made over the airwaves and in the Dáil in the past week.
# factcheck
FactCheck: Is Apple really the "largest taxpayer in Ireland"?
The company’s CEO Tim Cook made the claim this week, and Michael Noonan repeated it. We checked it out.
# Money Talks
Trump announces changes to tax plan as protesters are removed from venue
He said that no business should pay more than 15% of income in taxes.
# cold hard cash
Should businesses help to fund higher education? The TUI thinks so
The union said a 1% levy on profits could be used to remove the €3,000 student registration fee.
# settling up
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.
# New Rules
These countries are set to cosy-up over tax information
Information exchange between 31 OECD nations is set to start next year.
Just 10 companies have paid €2.3bn in tax this year - maybe Bono was right after all
Seamus Coffey talks through the latest exchequer figures that put Ireland back in the black.
Ireland and the UK should double team the EU on tax
Eurocrats are gearing up, once again, to meddle with our corporate tax rate. We should take a leaf out of our neighbour’s book and demand better.
# Corporation Tax
Tax breaks are here to stay... but only for companies with BIG ideas
With the closing of the ‘Double Irish’ tax loophole, the government want to introduce a ‘Knowledge Development Box’.
# we're ready
Richard Bruton: I'm not worried about Northern Ireland cutting corporation tax
“We will compete and continue to compete hard.”
# Watch Out
Northern Ireland may soon be allowed set its own corporation tax
This would mean Northern Ireland could match our very attractive 12.5% rate. Let the games begin…
# Be cool
Bruton: No, I'm not in America because I'm nervous about the death of the 'Double Irish'
It’s all good, says the Jobs Minister.
# Corporation Tax
Minister Bruton is going to the US to explain the death of the 'Double Irish' tax loophole
He is also meeting over 17 companies in a hope to drum up some jobs in Ireland.
# like
With a little help from Ireland, Facebook paid no UK tax last year
It made an estimated £371 million in revenue in the region in 2013.
# all about timing
When are the Budget changes kicking in?
Midnight tonight, or January 2015? Here are the latest details as we have them.
# Talking tax
Enda Kenny: The 'Double Irish' tax loophole isn't our fault and we don't promote it
The Taoiseach has been responding to criticism of Ireland’s tax regime by British Prime Minister David Cameron this week.
# evening fix
Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday
Everyone’s talking about John McNulty, Irish Water and the death of Billy Barry.
# Corporation Tax
'Only America can solve tax issues for multinationals'
The Jobs Minister says that if Barack Obama has a problem with tax loopholes, he should look in his own house
# debt and taxes
Obama accuses companies that relocate to Ireland of "gaming the system"
The President was not happy. Not happy at all.
Opinion: There's no room for complacency over the investigation into Apple in Ireland
In the event of a finding against Ireland, the fallout will be measured in a drop of nurses, medical cards and Gardaí on the streets.
# Verdict
The world's most famous economist thinks the property tax is unfair*
*But only if you’re in negative equity.
# Chilled
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.
# creative accounting
Brussels launches probe into Ireland's Apple tax deal
The Department of Finance has said it’s confident no rules have been broken – but won’t rule out a legal challenge if findings are negative.
# Corporation Tax
Is the EU going to investigate Ireland's tax deal with multinationals?
An announcement is expected tomorrow, but the European Commission is keeping quiet.
# News Fix
Here's What Happened Today: Saturday
Everyone’s talking about negotiations over strike action at Aer Lingus, a political opinion poll, and Ukraine’s new president.
# Tax Haven
So just what was the effective rate of tax for corporations in the last decade?
It’s more than you might think for most companies.
# Corporation Tax
OECD approves of Irish tax rate, but change is coming says Noonan
The head of the OECD’s tax centre says there is no threat to the Irish corporate tax rate, but Michael Noonan wants to enhance the country’s reputation.
# Corporation Tax
Closing tax loophole won't 'adversely affect' multinational companies, says ACC
The American Chamber of Commerce and the IDA say that changes in Ireland’s tax residency rules will not affect Ireland’s competitiveness as a location for foreign direct investment.
# Talking tax
'We don’t want to incur any reputational damage': Noonan on 'stateless' companies crackdown
And on our beloved corporation tax, the Minister said: “That’s our business, it can’t be imposed on us, and we’re gonna keep it at 12.5 per cent.”
# Multinationals
Enda Kenny: Our corporation tax is not in question from anyone, ok?
The Taoiseach has defended Ireland’s corporation tax regime against questions about ‘sweetheart’ deals for some US multinationals.
# Corporation Tax
"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.
# EU Probe
Multinational companies are not here just for tax breaks — Burton
Minister Joan Burton said that while Ireland’s tax rates are favourable, the companies still employ large numbers of people.
# Exchequer Returns
Exchequer returns: VAT receipts nearly €250 million behind target
But the deficit for the first eight months of this year was over €4 billion less than it was in the first eight months of 2012.
# Tax compliance
Vodafone paid British Government over €1 billion Irish subsidiary
A Leopardstown-registered subsidiary of the British telecoms giant had a turnover of €380 million a year, but did not employ a single person between 2002 and 2007.
# Border poll
Pearse Doherty: We'd have a better economy in a United Ireland
The Sinn Féin TD says that many of the arguments against uniting North and south are based on misinformation and argues that a border poll needs to happen before the end of the decade.
Designers Dolce & Gabbana get 20 months' jail for tax evasion
Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana have appealed, and the sentence will be suspended in the meantime.
# Talking tax
Taoiseach: I didn't raise US senate claim that Ireland is a tax haven with Obama
Enda Kenny met with Barack Obama at the G8 summit in Lough Erne this week but did not raise recent US Senate committee claims about Ireland being a tax haven for Apple.
# Talking tax
US committee wants to impose US tax on Google and Apple's Irish income
A Congressional committee has been told that a ‘carrot and stick’ approach is favoured among politicians and US businesses.
# Exchequer Returns
State's income for three of the 'big four' taxes is less than expected
Income tax, VAT and excise duties are lower than had been forecast – but corporation tax is well ahead of expectations.