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# Corporation Tax

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# UK Budget
UK Budget cuts corporation tax in bid to boost growth
George Osborne’s second budget centres around a 5 per cent cut in corporation tax, with Britain “open for business”.
# Dáil Éireann
Kenny insists again: 'Corporation tax is off the table'
The Taoiseach tells the Dáil that the discussions on a reduced bailout interest rate will not mean baulking on tax.
# Bailout
Government may accept borrowing limits in return for bailout rate cut
Ahead of crucial European summits, ministers say corporation tax is off the agenda – but that other concessions could be made.
# Bailout
Greek PM: 'I hope Ireland gets a better bailout deal'
After securing reforms to make his own bailout more manageable, George Papandreou asks for similar treatment for us.
# The New Dáil
"Perfectly clear" that corporation tax isn't on table - Kenny
Enda Kenny tells the Dáil he made it clear that Ireland’s corporate tax, and its bailout interest rate, were separate issues.
# Your Say
Poll: Should we cave in on corporation tax to secure a better bailout deal?
Michael Noonan’s in Europe today, trying to persuade EU leaders to see things our way. What do you think he should do?
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Sunday
24 more hours pass on Planet Earth – here’s what’s been going on, and some other bits you might have missed.
# Corporation Tax
Shatter insists corporate tax increase is "off the table"
The new Minister for Justice tells RTÉ Radio that the government will not sacrifice the tax rate for a cheaper bailout.
# Corporate Tax
McDowell: Ireland's gesture to Sarkozy should be 'two digits and no other figures'
# Corporation Tax
Nobody defending corporate tax rate from Sarkozy - Gilmore
The Labour leader says Fianna Fáil’s squabbling is leaving the country vulnerable to attack from others.
# Bailout
Sarkozy takes aim at Irish corporate tax rate
As the notion of a lower bailout rate re-emerges, Nicolas Sarkozy says we shouldn’t get cash without raising our taxes.
# Tax Take
2010 tax take €703m ahead of forecasts, says Department
Ireland’s revenue was 2.3% ahead of planned, while spending only overran by 0.3% – but the deficit is still huge.
# Twitter
Twitter considering Dublin as European HQ - reports
Google and Facebook already have their European bases in Ireland – and now the microblogging site could follow.
# Corporation Tax
MEPs argue over Ireland's corporate tax rate
Group of MEPs are pushing for Ireland to double the rate to 25%. Gay Mitchell calls on fellow MEPs to show sensitivity to a country facing serious cutbacks.
# Corporation Tax
MEPs table motion demanding 25% Irish corporate tax
A group of MEPs from Green and Socialist groupings propose a motion hoping to double the 12.5% tax rate.
# Four Year Plan
American businesses welcome safety of 12.5% corporate tax
The American Chamber of Commerce says the commitment not to raise corporate tax will encourage investment.
EU may push for bank levy instead of corporation tax rise
Introducing the levy could allow Ireland to save face in Europe – which is particularly important now that the IMF has said it is reluctant to pump money into the Irish banking sector.
# Corporation Tax
EU leaders relieve pressure on Ireland over corporation tax
Germany’s chancellor has said that the tax rate is a matter for the Irish government to decide upon.
# Corporation Tax
FG to table corporate tax motion as Europe sets sights
Enda Kenny will try to handcuff the government into keeping the 12.5% rate amid stiff opposition in Europe.
IMF to begin formal talks with Ireland
IMF delegates filter into the country for rescue package talks – but the government insists it will not bow to pressure to reduce the corporation tax rate.
# Exchequer Figures
Exchequer figures reveal tax receipts ahead of schedule
Ireland raised €24.7bn in tax in the ten months up to October 31 – 1% higher than was expected.
Central Bank head doesn't foresee corporate tax hike
Patrick Honohan says he does not think Ireland’s economic pressures are big enough to require an increase.
# Irish Economy
Exchequer returns in line with projected targets
Good news: our tax income is broadly in line with expectations. Bad news: our deficit for the first nine months is huge!
# Olli Rehn
Ireland's era of low tax is over, says commissioner
Olli Rehn, the man behind the four-year budget strategy, says it is inevitable that the ‘low tax’ policy must end.