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#Corporation Tax

# corporation-tax - All time

Wealth tax could raise €500million for State, say unions
# Wealth Tax
# Wealth Tax

Wealth tax could raise €500million for State, say unions

Oct 28th 2011, 11:31 AM 977 Views 20 Comments

The Irish Congress of Trade Unions has also proposed a minimum levy on high earners in its pre-Budget submission.

Column: Want a simple way to recovery? Raise taxes for some of us
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Want a simple way to recovery? Raise taxes for some of us

Oct 14th 2011, 7:30 AM 15 Views 32 Comments

Many of us pay our way, but lucrative tax breaks for some mean our government takes in far less than others. This has to end if we want a secure future, writes Anne Costello.

Google Ireland takes in €10.1bn - and pays €15.3m in tax
# Google Ireland
# Google Ireland

Google Ireland takes in €10.1bn - and pays €15.3m in tax

Oct 10th 2011, 1:17 PM 4,106 Views 45 Comments

Google Ireland’s turnover increases 28 per cent – but with massive fees to its Bermuda subsidiary, its profit fell massively.

Tax take ahead of target
# Exchequer
# Exchequer

Tax take ahead of target

Sep 2nd 2011, 7:51 PM 231 Views 5 Comments

New figures from the Department of Finance show that Exchequer returns are 1 per cent ahead of government targets – but VAT is showing a shortfall for the third month.

French, German tax unity is 'no threat' to Ireland's corporation tax - Noonan
# Corporation Tax
# Corporation Tax

French, German tax unity is 'no threat' to Ireland's corporation tax - Noonan

Aug 17th 2011, 2:19 PM 402 Views 7 Comments

Minister for Finance says Ireland’s 12.5 per cent corporation tax rate is here to stay but warns on another of France and Germany’s proposals for deeper fiscal union in the euro area.

Noonan 'welcomes' new initiative of Sarkozy and Merkel; FF has 'cause for concern'
# Eurozone
# Eurozone

Noonan 'welcomes' new initiative of Sarkozy and Merkel; FF has 'cause for concern'

Aug 16th 2011, 7:19 PM 1,247 Views 50 Comments

Michael Noonan shows cautious optimism after France and Germany outline plans for a Eurozone ‘financial government’.

France and Germany merge corporate tax rate – and call for ‘Eurozone government’
# Eurozone
# Eurozone

France and Germany merge corporate tax rate – and call for ‘Eurozone government’

Aug 16th 2011, 5:57 PM 3,178 Views 60 Comments

Sarkozy and Merkel want collective Eurozone ‘government’, and call on other countries to make laws balancing their budgets.

Exchequer runs €18.9bn deficit in first seven months - with banks to blame
# Exchequer Returns
# Exchequer Returns

Exchequer runs €18.9bn deficit in first seven months - with banks to blame

Aug 3rd 2011, 5:02 PM 806 Views 19 Comments

Department of Finance figures show that the Exchequer would be €2bn better off than at last year, if not for the banks.

Ireland 12.5, France 0: Corporate tax spat over as country to save hundreds of millions
# Bailout
# Bailout

Ireland 12.5, France 0: Corporate tax spat over as country to save hundreds of millions

Jul 22nd 2011, 7:35 AM 854 Views 25 Comments

A lower interest rate means savings of between €600 million and €800 million on Ireland’s loans. And corporate tax? C’est fini. But what’s the future for Europe?

Irish bailout rate 'cut to under 4 per cent' by draft agreement - report
# Bailout
# Bailout

Irish bailout rate 'cut to under 4 per cent' by draft agreement - report

Jul 21st 2011, 4:31 PM 491 Views 11 Comments

RTÉ says a draft agreement being considered in Brussels would slash our interest rate and extend our repayments.

Kenny meets Sarkozy as tax issue shifts focus
# Summit
# Summit

Kenny meets Sarkozy as tax issue shifts focus

Jun 24th 2011, 7:43 AM 552 Views 7 Comments

Reluctance to cut Ireland’s bailout interest rate appears to now hinge on a different tax issue than our low corporate tax rate…

Taoiseach to come face to face with Sarkozy at EU summit
# EU Summit
# EU Summit

Taoiseach to come face to face with Sarkozy at EU summit

Jun 23rd 2011, 8:52 AM 371 Views 9 Comments

Greece will top the agenda at the European Council meeting, with fears that contagion will spread around the world.

Caption competition: What's so small, Madame Lagarde?
# Caption Comp
From The Daily Edge
# Caption Comp

Caption competition: What's so small, Madame Lagarde?

Jun 20th 2011, 6:24 PM 1,272 Views 60 Comments

Christine Lagarde and Michael Noonan are in talks in Luxembourg this afternoon. But what is Christine saying here?

Column: We can keep our corporation tax AND please Europe. Here's how
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: We can keep our corporation tax AND please Europe. Here's how

Jun 20th 2011, 3:31 PM 61 Views 9 Comments

We’re told the low rate is to attract international firms – but the truth is far less savoury, writes historian Conor McCabe.

Ireland supporting Lagarde - regardless of corporate tax moves
# IMF
# IMF

Ireland supporting Lagarde - regardless of corporate tax moves

Jun 10th 2011, 4:22 PM 486 Views 23 Comments

As the deadline looms for IMF nominations, Ireland will support Christine Lagarde – in spite of France’s take on our tax.

Taoiseach brands interest rate conditions 'unfair'
# Bailout
# Bailout

Taoiseach brands interest rate conditions 'unfair'

Jun 8th 2011, 9:55 PM 581 Views 23 Comments

Enda Kenny has said that states blocking movement on the question of a reduction in the interest rate for Ireland were also blocking Europe’s progress.

Noonan: Ireland has enough cash to get to mid-2013 at least
# Bailout 2?
# Bailout 2?

Noonan: Ireland has enough cash to get to mid-2013 at least

Jun 7th 2011, 3:59 PM 927 Views 12 Comments

The Minister for Finance insists Ireland has enough bailout funds to get to mid-2013 at worst – but the opposition isn’t sure.

U2's Glastonbury appearance targeted by tax avoidance protests
# U2
From The Daily Edge
# U2

U2's Glastonbury appearance targeted by tax avoidance protests

Jun 4th 2011, 4:20 PM 812 Views 11 Comments

The Irish band’s appearance will be targeted by demonstrators complaining about the band’s Dutch tax status.

Germany steps back from EU common tax base plan: report
# Corporate Tax
# Corporate Tax

Germany steps back from EU common tax base plan: report

May 29th 2011, 12:37 PM 359 Views 0 Comments

The German government has reportedly rejected proposals for tax law reforms and dealt a serious blow to European Commission plans to introduce a common consolidated corporate tax base.

Ireland's economy to stagnate in 2011: OECD
# Stagnate
# Stagnate

Ireland's economy to stagnate in 2011: OECD

May 26th 2011, 8:33 AM 487 Views 0 Comments

The think tank has encouraged a cut in dole payments to the long-term unemployed, but says house prices will stop falling in 2012 and supports the Irish decision not to raise the corporate tax rate.

Taoiseach firmly rules out plans to reschedule EU-IMF loans
# Bailout
# Bailout

Taoiseach firmly rules out plans to reschedule EU-IMF loans

May 25th 2011, 11:35 AM 583 Views 0 Comments

Enda Kenny says remarks by other ministers were misinterpreted, and Ireland is not looking to delay or default on its loans.

The Daily Fix: Sunday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Sunday

May 22nd 2011, 7:41 PM 2,040 Views 0 Comments

All the news of the day you might have missed…

Ireland's hopes for rate cut threatened by French position on corporation tax
# Bailout
# Bailout

Ireland's hopes for rate cut threatened by French position on corporation tax

May 14th 2011, 10:02 AM 1,473 Views 0 Comments

The Minister for Enterprise has said that France seemed to be pursuing a “one-item agenda” in relation to Ireland’s corporation tax – which could damage prospects of Ireland securing more favourable payback terms on its bailout loans.

Brendan Howlin says Ireland 'will seek to reschedule EU/IMF loans'
# Bailout
# Bailout

Brendan Howlin says Ireland 'will seek to reschedule EU/IMF loans'

May 12th 2011, 7:20 PM 830 Views 0 Comments

Brendan Howlin has told Reuters that Ireland would seek to improve the terms of its bailout as he robustly defended the government’s position on corporation tax and ruled out further austerity measures.

Interest rate cut on Ireland's bailout deal is far from certain
# Bailout
# Bailout

Interest rate cut on Ireland's bailout deal is far from certain

May 10th 2011, 7:41 AM 885 Views 0 Comments

The German finance minister says Ireland will not get rate reduction without giving in on something else – likely the corporate tax rate. Taoiseach Enda Kenny says Ireland will not be pulling out of the bailout under any circumstances.

TDs criticise "set-piece speeches" for Dáil's Europe Day
# Europe Day
# Europe Day

TDs criticise "set-piece speeches" for Dáil's Europe Day

May 9th 2011, 9:05 PM 1,021 Views 0 Comments

TDs from both Fianna Fáil and Labour criticise today’s proceedings, with one TD saying MEPs are like “a lighthouse in a bog”.

Commissioner affirms: no move on corporate tax rate without Irish approval
# Europe Day
# Europe Day

Commissioner affirms: no move on corporate tax rate without Irish approval

May 9th 2011, 1:58 PM 489 Views 0 Comments

Máire Geoghegan-Quinn assures the Dáil that corporate tax can’t be changed by the EU without Ireland allowing it to.

European Commission supports Ireland's bailout interest rate cut: Hayes
# Bailout
# Bailout

European Commission supports Ireland's bailout interest rate cut: Hayes

May 8th 2011, 1:52 PM 712 Views 0 Comments

The junior minister said more work must be done to ensure a bailout rate cut, but said the Commission is on side.

Ireland will get one per cent cut on bailout interest and keep corporation tax rate - report
# Bailout
# Bailout

Ireland will get one per cent cut on bailout interest and keep corporation tax rate - report

May 8th 2011, 10:40 AM 1,719 Views 22 Comments

The cut to the current average interest rate of 5.8 per cent could be worth €400 million to the Irish exchequer.

The Daily Fix: Monday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Monday

May 2nd 2011, 8:00 PM 1,269 Views 0 Comments

Our collection of the day’s news, developments and random tidbits.

McAleese expected to defend corporation tax rate
# Corporation Tax
# Corporation Tax

McAleese expected to defend corporation tax rate

May 2nd 2011, 1:03 PM 949 Views 0 Comments

The president has previously said Ireland’s corporation tax policy is “not up for negotiation” – and is expected to reiterate that message at a meeting with business leaders during her official visit to the Netherlands.

President says French and German demands over corporation tax are 'a nonsense'
# Corporation Tax
# Corporation Tax

President says French and German demands over corporation tax are 'a nonsense'

Apr 29th 2011, 8:02 AM 1,005 Views 0 Comments

Mary McAleese has told a Dutch newspaper that Ireland should not be throwing away one the tools it has to pay off its debt.

The 9 at 9: Saturday
Live Apr 16th 2011, 9:00 AM

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Ireland's corporation tax rate could be at risk from German demands
Live Apr 10th 2011, 11:05 AM

Ireland's corporation tax rate could be at risk from German demands

In numbers: George Osborne's new UK budget
# In Numbers
# In Numbers

In numbers: George Osborne's new UK budget

Mar 23rd 2011, 2:57 PM 654 Views 0 Comments

The UK’s coalition government introduces its second budget. Here’s our condensed guide to what’s in it.

UK Budget cuts corporation tax in bid to boost growth
# UK Budget
# UK Budget

UK Budget cuts corporation tax in bid to boost growth

Mar 23rd 2011, 2:11 PM 696 Views 0 Comments

George Osborne’s second budget centres around a 5 per cent cut in corporation tax, with Britain “open for business”.