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# Corporation Tax

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# Italy
Italian court clears way for Dolce and Gabbana €417m tax trial
The fashion designers may face a trial over their alleged failure to declare hundreds of millions in earnings from a holding company.
# Wealth tax
Wealth tax could raise €500million for State, say unions
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
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
Google Ireland takes in €10.1bn - and pays €15.3m in tax
Google Ireland’s turnover increases 28 per cent – but with massive fees to its Bermuda subsidiary, its profit fell massively.
# Exchequer
Tax take ahead of target
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.
# Corporation Tax
French, German tax unity is 'no threat' to Ireland's corporation tax - Noonan
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.
# Eurozone
Noonan 'welcomes' new initiative of Sarkozy and Merkel; FF has 'cause for concern'
Michael Noonan shows cautious optimism after France and Germany outline plans for a Eurozone ‘financial government’.
# Eurozone
France and Germany merge corporate tax rate – and call for ‘Eurozone government’
Sarkozy and Merkel want collective Eurozone ‘government’, and call on other countries to make laws balancing their budgets.
# Exchequer Returns
Exchequer runs €18.9bn deficit in first seven months - with banks to blame
Department of Finance figures show that the Exchequer would be €2bn better off than at last year, if not for the banks.
# Bailout
Ireland 12.5, France 0: Corporate tax spat over as country to save hundreds of millions
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?
# Bailout
Irish bailout rate 'cut to under 4 per cent' by draft agreement - report
RTÉ says a draft agreement being considered in Brussels would slash our interest rate and extend our repayments.
# Summit
Kenny meets Sarkozy as tax issue shifts focus
Reluctance to cut Ireland’s bailout interest rate appears to now hinge on a different tax issue than our low corporate tax rate…
# EU summit
Taoiseach to come face to face with Sarkozy at EU summit
Greece will top the agenda at the European Council meeting, with fears that contagion will spread around the world.
# caption comp
Caption competition: What's so small, Madame Lagarde?
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
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
As the deadline looms for IMF nominations, Ireland will support Christine Lagarde – in spite of France’s take on our tax.
# Bailout
Taoiseach brands interest rate conditions 'unfair'
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.
# Bailout 2?
Noonan: Ireland has enough cash to get to mid-2013 at least
The Minister for Finance insists Ireland has enough bailout funds to get to mid-2013 at worst – but the opposition isn’t sure.
# U2
U2's Glastonbury appearance targeted by tax avoidance protests
The Irish band’s appearance will be targeted by demonstrators complaining about the band’s Dutch tax status.
# Corporate Tax
Germany steps back from EU common tax base plan: report
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.
# Stagnate
Ireland's economy to stagnate in 2011: OECD
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.
# Bailout
Taoiseach firmly rules out plans to reschedule EU-IMF loans
Enda Kenny says remarks by other ministers were misinterpreted, and Ireland is not looking to delay or default on its loans.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Sunday
All the news of the day you might have missed…
# Bailout
Ireland's hopes for rate cut threatened by French position on corporation tax
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.
# Bailout
Brendan Howlin says Ireland 'will seek to reschedule EU/IMF loans'
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.
# Bailout
Interest rate cut on Ireland's bailout deal is far from certain
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.
# Europe Day
TDs criticise "set-piece speeches" for Dáil's Europe Day
TDs from both Fianna Fáil and Labour criticise today’s proceedings, with one TD saying MEPs are like “a lighthouse in a bog”.
# Europe Day
Commissioner affirms: no move on corporate tax rate without Irish approval
Máire Geoghegan-Quinn assures the Dáil that corporate tax can’t be changed by the EU without Ireland allowing it to.
# Bailout
European Commission supports Ireland's bailout interest rate cut: Hayes
The junior minister said more work must be done to ensure a bailout rate cut, but said the Commission is on side.
# Bailout
Ireland will get one per cent cut on bailout interest and keep corporation tax rate - report
The cut to the current average interest rate of 5.8 per cent could be worth €400 million to the Irish exchequer.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Monday
Our collection of the day’s news, developments and random tidbits.
# Corporation Tax
McAleese expected to defend corporation tax rate
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.
# Corporation Tax
President says French and German demands over corporation tax are 'a nonsense'
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
Nine things you need to know before 9am: Gardaí make five arrests in relation to a massive drugs haul; good news for cash-strapped ESB customers; presidential elections in Nigeria; and Stephen Fry is prepared to go to prison.
Ireland's corporation tax rate could be at risk from German demands
The German finance minister believes Ireland must make concessions if they are to get an interest reduction on their bailout package.
# In Numbers
In numbers: George Osborne's new UK budget
The UK’s coalition government introduces its second budget. Here’s our condensed guide to what’s in it.