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#Talking tax

# talking-tax - Thursday 14 January, 2016

Fine Gael's promise to scrap the USC is not all it seems
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Fine Gael's promise to scrap the USC is not all it seems

Jan 14th 2016, 3:23 PM 28,334 Views 126 Comments

The party has been accused of backtracking on an election pledge before we’ve even voted.

# talking-tax - Thursday 15 October, 2015

Can we really just abolish the USC?
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# Talking Tax

Can we really just abolish the USC?

Oct 15th 2015, 8:00 PM 16,090 Views 75 Comments

If re-elected Micheal Noonan has committed the government to phasing out USC as resources allow. Can it be done?

# talking-tax - Friday 23 January, 2015

Don't expect Michael Noonan to smile about his tax cuts
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Don't expect Michael Noonan to smile about his tax cuts

Jan 23rd 2015, 10:44 AM 9,205 Views 69 Comments

A smile from the Finance Minister wouldn’t go amiss.

# talking-tax - Friday 16 January, 2015

Would Fianna Fáil cut our taxes if it got into government?
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Would Fianna Fáil cut our taxes if it got into government?

Jan 16th 2015, 12:30 PM 11,898 Views 72 Comments

We asked the party’s jobs spokesperson Dara Calleary.

# talking-tax - Monday 29 December, 2014

Joan and Enda both agree that USC can't just be abolished overnight
# Not So Simple
# Not So Simple

Joan and Enda both agree that USC can't just be abolished overnight

Dec 29th 2014, 6:00 AM 11,829 Views 83 Comments

The unpopular tax takes in some €4 billion annually.

# talking-tax - Thursday 4 December, 2014

Joan and Enda want to cut your taxes.. but they're not agreed on how to do it
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# Danger Here

Joan and Enda want to cut your taxes.. but they're not agreed on how to do it

Dec 4th 2014, 7:45 AM 6,526 Views 50 Comments

The Taoiseach and Tánaiste have been talking tax in recent days.

# talking-tax - Saturday 11 October, 2014

Is Sinn Féin really proposing a 73 per cent tax rate?
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# Shinnernomics

Is Sinn Féin really proposing a 73 per cent tax rate?

Oct 11th 2014, 7:00 AM 20,738 Views 92 Comments

The opposition party has come under attack for its budget proposals this week.

# talking-tax - Thursday 2 October, 2014

Enda Kenny: The 'Double Irish' tax loophole isn't our fault and we don't promote it
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Enda Kenny: The 'Double Irish' tax loophole isn't our fault and we don't promote it

Oct 2nd 2014, 11:46 AM 12,827 Views 46 Comments

The Taoiseach has been responding to criticism of Ireland’s tax regime by British Prime Minister David Cameron this week.

# talking-tax - Saturday 16 August, 2014

Why do we pay more VAT on hairdressing than we do on greyhounds?
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# Taxing Matters

Why do we pay more VAT on hairdressing than we do on greyhounds?

Aug 16th 2014, 7:45 AM 10,520 Views 31 Comments

In the run-up to Budget 2015, Dr Daragh McGreal looks at the various arguments around lowering the rate of VAT.

# talking-tax - Tuesday 15 October, 2013

'We don’t want to incur any reputational damage': Noonan on 'stateless' companies crackdown
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'We don’t want to incur any reputational damage': Noonan on 'stateless' companies crackdown

Oct 15th 2013, 8:51 PM 4,004 Views 12 Comments

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.”

# talking-tax - Thursday 12 September, 2013

Taoiseach: OECD says we're not a tax haven, FF: You're being complacent
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Taoiseach: OECD says we're not a tax haven, FF: You're being complacent

Sep 12th 2013, 2:32 PM 3,917 Views 30 Comments

The Taoiseach and Fianna Fáil spokesperson Michael McGrath were responding to news that the European Commission is scrutinising Ireland’s tax regime.

# talking-tax - Tuesday 23 July, 2013

OECD tax chief: 'Ireland is not a tax haven'
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OECD tax chief: 'Ireland is not a tax haven'

Jul 23rd 2013, 1:59 PM 6,345 Views 36 Comments

“Clearly Ireland does not fall at all in this category,” Pascal Saint Amans told an Oireachtas committee today.

# talking-tax - Tuesday 18 June, 2013

Taoiseach: I didn't raise US senate claim that Ireland is a tax haven with Obama
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Taoiseach: I didn't raise US senate claim that Ireland is a tax haven with Obama

Jun 18th 2013, 9:30 PM 4,819 Views 23 Comments

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.

Taoiseach: Ireland wants to be part of G8 tax evasion plan, defends corporate tax rate
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Taoiseach: Ireland wants to be part of G8 tax evasion plan, defends corporate tax rate

Jun 18th 2013, 4:08 PM 5,199 Views 34 Comments

Enda Kenny was speaking to the media as the G8 summit came to a conclusion in Lough Erne today.

G8 leaders agree to ‘fight the scourge of tax evasion’, Ireland’s regime not discussed
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G8 leaders agree to ‘fight the scourge of tax evasion’, Ireland’s regime not discussed

Jun 18th 2013, 2:20 PM 4,369 Views 8 Comments

G8 leaders are likely to announce new measures that will make companies more transparent when it comes to taxation.

Taoiseach: I can't say if G8 leaders will raise Ireland's tax regime
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Taoiseach: I can't say if G8 leaders will raise Ireland's tax regime

Jun 18th 2013, 8:00 AM 4,728 Views 16 Comments

Enda Kenny said recent criticism of Ireland’s tax regime did not come up in his discussions with G8 leaders yesterday.

# talking-tax - Sunday 16 June, 2013

Ireland is "stealing" the UK's tax funds, according to NI finance minister
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Ireland is "stealing" the UK's tax funds, according to NI finance minister

Jun 16th 2013, 5:26 PM 12,881 Views 104 Comments

Safe to say we know what Sammy Wilson wants to see on the G8 agenda, then.

# talking-tax - Thursday 13 June, 2013

US committee wants to impose US tax on Google and Apple's Irish income
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US committee wants to impose US tax on Google and Apple's Irish income

Jun 13th 2013, 3:56 PM 7,913 Views 38 Comments

A Congressional committee has been told that a ‘carrot and stick’ approach is favoured among politicians and US businesses.

# talking-tax - Thursday 6 June, 2013

Catholic bishops urge G8 leaders to clamp down on tax avoidance
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Catholic bishops urge G8 leaders to clamp down on tax avoidance

Jun 6th 2013, 7:31 PM 5,402 Views 86 Comments

The leaders of Catholics from 11 countries say corporations, like citizens, have a moral duty to pay their fair share.

# talking-tax - Friday 31 May, 2013

Senators insists Ireland IS a tax haven, despite ambassador’s letter
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Senators insists Ireland IS a tax haven, despite ambassador’s letter

May 31st 2013, 5:01 PM 11,898 Views 82 Comments

Carl Levin and John McCain have dismissed the Irish ambassador’s account of Ireland’s corporate tax system.

# talking-tax - Thursday 23 May, 2013

Noonan: US Senate is "misleading" the world on Ireland's tax rate
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# Corporation Tax

Noonan: US Senate is "misleading" the world on Ireland's tax rate

May 23rd 2013, 4:36 PM 7,282 Views 41 Comments

The finance minister says the supposed ’2 per cent’ tax rate wrongly implies that Apple’s global profits are all taxable here.

# talking-tax - Wednesday 22 May, 2013

The world's wealthy 'could be hiding €707 billion in Ireland'
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# Tax Transparency

The world's wealthy 'could be hiding €707 billion in Ireland'

May 22nd 2013, 10:00 PM 23,062 Views 80 Comments

Oxfam says we shouldn’t just focus on companies: the world’s wealthy could have billions stashed away here.

Leaders back EU’s plan to attack ‘tax planning’ by the end of 2013
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Leaders back EU’s plan to attack ‘tax planning’ by the end of 2013

May 22nd 2013, 6:55 PM 5,220 Views 15 Comments

The heads of the 27 EU member states have called for ‘rapid progress’ on plans to stop companies abusing international structures.