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# Talking tax

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# Talking tax
Fine Gael's promise to scrap the USC is not all it seems
The party has been accused of backtracking on an election pledge before we’ve even voted.
# Talking tax
Can we really just abolish the USC?
If re-elected Micheal Noonan has committed the government to phasing out USC as resources allow. Can it be done?
# Cheer up Michael
Don't expect Michael Noonan to smile about his tax cuts
A smile from the Finance Minister wouldn’t go amiss.
# Talking tax
Would Fianna Fáil cut our taxes if it got into government?
We asked the party’s jobs spokesperson Dara Calleary.
# Not so simple
Joan and Enda both agree that USC can't just be abolished overnight
The unpopular tax takes in some €4 billion annually.
# danger here
Joan and Enda want to cut your taxes.. but they're not agreed on how to do it
The Taoiseach and Tánaiste have been talking tax in recent days.
# Shinnernomics
Is Sinn Féin really proposing a 73 per cent tax rate?
The opposition party has come under attack for its budget proposals this week.
# 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.
# Taxing matters
Why do we pay more VAT on hairdressing than we do on greyhounds?
In the run-up to Budget 2015, Dr Daragh McGreal looks at the various arguments around lowering the rate of VAT.
# Talking tax
'We don’t want to incur any reputational damage': Noonan on 'stateless' companies crackdown
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
Taoiseach: OECD says we're not a tax haven, FF: You're being complacent
The Taoiseach and Fianna Fáil spokesperson Michael McGrath were responding to news that the European Commission is scrutinising Ireland’s tax regime.
# Talking tax
OECD tax chief: 'Ireland is not a tax haven'
“Clearly Ireland does not fall at all in this category,” Pascal Saint Amans told an Oireachtas committee today.
# Talking tax
Taoiseach: I didn't raise US senate claim that Ireland is a tax haven with Obama
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.
# G8
Taoiseach: Ireland wants to be part of G8 tax evasion plan, defends corporate tax rate
Enda Kenny was speaking to the media as the G8 summit came to a conclusion in Lough Erne today.
# G8
G8 leaders agree to ‘fight the scourge of tax evasion’, Ireland’s regime not discussed
G8 leaders are likely to announce new measures that will make companies more transparent when it comes to taxation.
# Talking tax
Taoiseach: I can't say if G8 leaders will raise Ireland's tax regime
Enda Kenny said recent criticism of Ireland’s tax regime did not come up in his discussions with G8 leaders yesterday.
# Talking tax
Ireland is "stealing" the UK's tax funds, according to NI finance minister
Safe to say we know what Sammy Wilson wants to see on the G8 agenda, then.
# Talking tax
US committee wants to impose US tax on Google and Apple's Irish income
A Congressional committee has been told that a ‘carrot and stick’ approach is favoured among politicians and US businesses.
# Talking tax
Catholic bishops urge G8 leaders to clamp down on tax avoidance
The leaders of Catholics from 11 countries say corporations, like citizens, have a moral duty to pay their fair share.
# Talking tax
Senators insists Ireland IS a tax haven, despite ambassador’s letter
Carl Levin and John McCain have dismissed the Irish ambassador’s account of Ireland’s corporate tax system.
# Corporation Tax
Noonan: US Senate is "misleading" the world on Ireland's tax rate
The finance minister says the supposed ’2 per cent’ tax rate wrongly implies that Apple’s global profits are all taxable here.
# Tax Transparency
The world's wealthy 'could be hiding €707 billion in Ireland'
Oxfam says we shouldn’t just focus on companies: the world’s wealthy could have billions stashed away here.
# Talking tax
Leaders back EU’s plan to attack ‘tax planning’ by the end of 2013
The heads of the 27 EU member states have called for ‘rapid progress’ on plans to stop companies abusing international structures.