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Tuesday 21 March 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Double Irish

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# Double Irish
Duffy voted Brighton's player of the season as Ireland U19 Connolly bags best young player
The Derry man has been a colossus at the back for Brighton this term.
# Startups and tech
Two years after the 'double Irish' was shelved, Google used it to shift billions to Bermuda
However the search giant says it has since paid tax on the offshore profits in the US.
# new double irish
How often is the 'Single Malt' tax loophole used? The government is finding out
Paschal Donohoe has asked officials to look into the ‘Single Malt’ after a report indicated that it could become the new ‘Double Irish’.
# tell it like it is
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.
# a big bite
Apple could be forced to pay 10 years of back taxes to Ireland
And it’s worried that could take a big bite out of its bottom line.
# 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’.
# inbox me
The Briefcase: A Northern Ireland tax showdown, Nama plans and UTV everywhere
This was the week in business.
# Mea Culpa
'We have made mistakes in the past' - Michael Noonan talks taxes
But he says Ireland has been “caught in the crossfire” of sniping between the EU and US multinationals.
# horse bolted etc
Juncker now wants to end tax loopholes his country rubber-stamped for years
The European Commission president was happy to talk up his work luring multinationals when he was Luxembourg’s premier.
# luxleaks
Double Irish? Peh, global brands used Luxembourg to avoid billions in tax
Pepsi, IKEA and Irish multinational Glanbia all took advantage of secret deals.
# Double Irish
Remember Bono said he helped bring Google and Facebook to Ireland? Well, he did
He has connections, and the IDA uses them.
# extreme inequality
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.
# 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.
# inbox me
The Briefcase: Big pharma, the price of power and a little thing called the Budget
This was the week in business.
# bye bye money
US pharma giant's €43 billion deal with Ireland-based firm could be off the table now
AbbVie is rethinking its merger with Dublin-headquartered Shire after changes to tax “inversion” rules.
# R.I.P. Double Irish
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.
# bononomics
Bono: Musician, humanitarian, philanthropist... Irish corporate tax defender?
The U2 frontman says Ireland’s tax affairs with companies like Apple have brought “the only prosperity we’ve known”.
# Hold the front page
Ireland has made the front page of the Financial Times again...
… and yes, it’s because of the Double Irish loophole.
# 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.
# Tax avoidance
David Cameron is not happy with Ireland's tax regime - because he 'wants our jobs'
The British PM isn’t into the Double Irish
# sweetheart deal
Here's what we know about the EU's claim that Ireland gave illegal State aid to Apple
They say that Apple was given an advantage over competitors.
# Tax avoidance
Ireland denies giving illegal State aid to Apple as FT front page makes world headlines
The Department of Finance says that Apple has been “taxed fully” in Ireland.
# Taxing times
OECD releases 'action plan' on tax evasion. Next step, another report
Michael Noonan happy with the recommendations, particularly the bit about the digital economy.
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.
# Explainer
How do Irish companies legally avoid paying billions in corporate tax?
It’s all to do with a happy coincide of tax laws in Ireland, the Netherlands, the United States and Bermuda.
# Corporation Tax
Green Party calls for corporation tax reform
The party urged the Government to close the ‘Double Irish’ loophole which it said enables companies to pay less than 12.5 per cent tax.
# Google
US authorities checked Google's overseas earnings: report
Bloomberg says that US federal authorities have questioned the internet company about its overseas tax bills after it cut some $3.1bn from its US bill over three years.
# Double Irish
Exploding tiger, crippled economy, boozing Biffo: Taiwan's take on Ireland's bailout
NMA TV – a Taiwanese animation studio known for its tongue-in-cheek news reporting – goes all out on Ireland.
# Google
Google orders up a 'Double Irish'
Tax loopholes mean the internet giant pays tax of just 2.4 per cent.