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#Tax avoidance

# tax-avoidance - This year 2022

Ireland remains 'hub' of tax avoidance, says Dutch MEP ahead of visit to Dublin
# Tax Avoidance
# Tax Avoidance

Ireland remains 'hub' of tax avoidance, says Dutch MEP ahead of visit to Dublin

Sep 19th 2022, 7:00 AM 26,630 Views 21 Comments

Tang will lead a delegation of MEPs to Dublin this week to speak with senior civil servants on Ireland’s tax regime.

# tax-avoidance - All time

How the IDA’s top client used Ireland to siphon billions offshore tax-free
# Investigation
# Investigation

How the IDA’s top client used Ireland to siphon billions offshore tax-free

Mar 19th 2019, 12:10 AM 60,375 Views 77 Comments

Medical giant Abbott has deployed a complex network of offshore companies to legally shelter profits from tax officials.

Revenue 'actively examining' Paradise Papers with new inquiry to pursue offshore tax evaders
# A Priority
# A Priority

Revenue 'actively examining' Paradise Papers with new inquiry to pursue offshore tax evaders

Nov 17th 2017, 7:51 PM 10,775 Views 9 Comments

By far, the highest number of disclosed offshore matters is in the UK.

Bono and Queen Elizabeth are among the world's super rich exposed in the Paradise Papers
# Tax Avoidance
# Tax Avoidance

Bono and Queen Elizabeth are among the world's super rich exposed in the Paradise Papers

Nov 6th 2017, 7:41 AM 40,960 Views 141 Comments

The Guardian reports that Bono used a company based in Malta to buy a Lithuanian shopping centre.

'Accounting firms are telling vulture funds how to get around tax loophole closure'
# Tax Avoidance
# Tax Avoidance

'Accounting firms are telling vulture funds how to get around tax loophole closure'

Oct 5th 2016, 10:05 AM 9,951 Views 24 Comments

Stephen Donnelly has submitted a detailed proposal on how he thinks Ireland can shut down vulture fund tax avoidance.

There are yet more Irish laws that allow foreign property investors to operate here tax-free
# (free) Money Money Money
# (free) Money Money Money

There are yet more Irish laws that allow foreign property investors to operate here tax-free

Sep 10th 2016, 7:00 AM 21,979 Views 51 Comments

Certain funds in operation here are seeing foreign property investors paying no tax on income. The value of property owned in these funds is in the region of €300 billion.

The Apple tax ruling is being talked about at the G20 summit in China
# Talk Of The Town
# Talk Of The Town

The Apple tax ruling is being talked about at the G20 summit in China

Sep 5th 2016, 9:10 AM 10,134 Views 59 Comments

Jean-Claude Juncker has defended the decision after attacks from the US

EC: Ireland could spend Apple tax money on anything it wants
# Apple Pay
# Apple Pay

EC: Ireland could spend Apple tax money on anything it wants

Aug 31st 2016, 4:12 PM 25,245 Views 135 Comments

The European Commision says Ireland would indeed have options.

'Utter balderdash': Nobel-winning economist slams government's decision to appeal Apple windfall
# Don't Hold Back
# Don't Hold Back

'Utter balderdash': Nobel-winning economist slams government's decision to appeal Apple windfall

Aug 31st 2016, 1:29 PM 29,036 Views 89 Comments

Joseph Stiglitz said it was ‘utterly mystifying’ that the government didn’t just take the €13 billion awarded in the European Commission’s decision.

Explainer: Why doesn't the government want Apple to cough up extra taxes?
# Explainer
# Explainer

Explainer: Why doesn't the government want Apple to cough up extra taxes?

Aug 29th 2016, 8:00 PM 43,236 Views 144 Comments

For the government, it’s all about appearances.

Vulture funds using charitable status for tax avoidance being investigated
# Legal Loophole
# Legal Loophole

Vulture funds using charitable status for tax avoidance being investigated

Jul 25th 2016, 9:46 AM 16,658 Views 51 Comments

Some vulture funds are using a tax loophole to pay as little as €250 in tax in Ireland.

"A dark day for truth-telling": Whistleblowers who alerted the world to Luxleaks tax scandal convicted
# Tax Avoidance
# Tax Avoidance

"A dark day for truth-telling": Whistleblowers who alerted the world to Luxleaks tax scandal convicted

Jun 30th 2016, 7:26 AM 32,196 Views 34 Comments

Both avoided jail, however.

The EU is planning a serious clampdown on multinational tax planning
# New Proposals
# New Proposals

The EU is planning a serious clampdown on multinational tax planning

Apr 12th 2016, 9:32 AM 9,016 Views 23 Comments

It is estimated that “aggressive corporate tax planning” leads to an annual loss of tax revenue to the EU of around €50 to €70 billion.

This is how much tax Google paid in Ireland last year
# Follow The Money
# Follow The Money

This is how much tax Google paid in Ireland last year

Oct 29th 2015, 10:34 AM 36,278 Views 143 Comments

The company employed nearly 3,000 people across Ireland in 2014.

The EU has started naming and shaming the world's worst tax havens
# Tax Dodgers Paradise
# Tax Dodgers Paradise

The EU has started naming and shaming the world's worst tax havens

Jun 17th 2015, 6:14 PM 38,929 Views 43 Comments

We’re looking at you, Bermuda.

The EU is charging Google with abuse of power
# Dominant Position
# Dominant Position

The EU is charging Google with abuse of power

Apr 15th 2015, 1:01 PM 9,895 Views 25 Comments

And the tech giant could be slapped with fines worth €6 billion – if the case ever gets that far.

Rich heiresses, film stars, supermodels and criminals: Who is on the HSBC list?
# SWISSLEAKS
# SWISSLEAKS

Rich heiresses, film stars, supermodels and criminals: Who is on the HSBC list?

Feb 10th 2015, 11:50 AM 18,798 Views 25 Comments

One British businessman withdrew enough cash to fill a suitcase.

EU suspects Amazon's Luxembourg tax deal was illegal. Next up Apple and Ireland...
# A Jungle Out There
# A Jungle Out There

EU suspects Amazon's Luxembourg tax deal was illegal. Next up Apple and Ireland...

Jan 16th 2015, 10:08 AM 7,722 Views 20 Comments

The preliminary ruling is putting more pressure on European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker.

Revenue is looking for Luxleaks links to Irish tax dodging
# The Taxman Cometh
# The Taxman Cometh

Revenue is looking for Luxleaks links to Irish tax dodging

Dec 11th 2014, 3:33 PM 11,375 Views 17 Comments

Several companies with domestic operations are tied up in the scandal.

Walt Disney paid less than 1% tax on its billion-dollar profits: Luxleaks
# Taking The Mickey
# Taking The Mickey

Walt Disney paid less than 1% tax on its billion-dollar profits: Luxleaks

Dec 10th 2014, 5:23 PM 14,229 Views 17 Comments

Pressure is mounting on European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker.

'We have made mistakes in the past' - Michael Noonan talks taxes
# Mea Culpa
# Mea Culpa

'We have made mistakes in the past' - Michael Noonan talks taxes

Dec 2nd 2014, 5:28 PM 11,239 Views 43 Comments

But he says Ireland has been “caught in the crossfire” of sniping between the EU and US multinationals.

He's only in the job 27 days but the EC boss has already survived a motion of no confidence
# Luxleaks
# Luxleaks

He's only in the job 27 days but the EC boss has already survived a motion of no confidence

Nov 27th 2014, 8:28 AM 8,101 Views 25 Comments

So much for getting it easy because you’re the new guy.

Check out this clip of Bertie Ahern talking about tax cheats in 1993
# Political Nostalgia
# Political Nostalgia

Check out this clip of Bertie Ahern talking about tax cheats in 1993

Nov 23rd 2014, 5:30 PM 17,761 Views 65 Comments

He wasn’t a fan.

Noonan expects Apple tax investigation will be dropped
# Tax Avoidance
# Tax Avoidance

Noonan expects Apple tax investigation will be dropped

Nov 7th 2014, 8:10 PM 11,127 Views 49 Comments

It was claimed Ireland had given the company a special 2% tax rate over 30 years ago.

Double Irish? Peh, global brands used Luxembourg to avoid billions in tax
# Luxleaks
# Luxleaks

Double Irish? Peh, global brands used Luxembourg to avoid billions in tax

Nov 6th 2014, 8:10 AM 12,079 Views 46 Comments

Pepsi, IKEA and Irish multinational Glanbia all took advantage of secret deals.

David Cameron is not happy with Ireland's tax regime - because he 'wants our jobs'
# Tax Avoidance
# Tax Avoidance

David Cameron is not happy with Ireland's tax regime - because he 'wants our jobs'

Sep 30th 2014, 4:00 PM 27,402 Views 127 Comments

The British PM isn’t into the Double Irish

Ireland denies giving illegal State aid to Apple as FT front page makes world headlines
# Tax Avoidance
# Tax Avoidance

Ireland denies giving illegal State aid to Apple as FT front page makes world headlines

Sep 29th 2014, 2:20 PM 26,608 Views 99 Comments

The Department of Finance says that Apple has been “taxed fully” in Ireland.

Ireland second to Bermuda as 'conduit' for taxable income of US multinationals - IMF staff paper
# Tax Havens
# Tax Havens

Ireland second to Bermuda as 'conduit' for taxable income of US multinationals - IMF staff paper

Jun 25th 2014, 5:06 PM 8,552 Views 30 Comments

Corporate tax avoidance is bad for the global economy, paper reports.

TD warns that Apple tax probe could result in job losses
# Back Off
# Back Off

TD warns that Apple tax probe could result in job losses

Jun 11th 2014, 2:32 PM 10,580 Views 70 Comments

Michael McGrath has said that the government must use “every means at its disposal” to defend Ireland’s corporate tax rules.

Coveney ‘not surprised’ by claims of Apple’s $850m Irish tax avoidance
# Accounting
# Accounting

Coveney ‘not surprised’ by claims of Apple’s $850m Irish tax avoidance

Mar 7th 2014, 7:00 PM 17,732 Views 86 Comments

Meanwhile, the Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said that the Finance Minister is dealing with the issue of “statelessness”.

Column: Our lack of willingness to promote transparency is damaging developing countries
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Our lack of willingness to promote transparency is damaging developing countries

Dec 18th 2013, 7:00 AM 77 Views 9 Comments

Ireland cannot give with one hand to developing countries while facilitating tax avoidance at the same time, writes Morina O’Neill.

European Commission to publish proposal on closing more corporate tax loopholes
# Brussels
# Brussels

European Commission to publish proposal on closing more corporate tax loopholes

Nov 25th 2013, 8:36 AM 3,745 Views 18 Comments

The proposal is part of a wide range of measures planned by the EU to tackle tax evasion.

UK officials face questions over multinational tax affairs
# Tax
# Tax

UK officials face questions over multinational tax affairs

Oct 28th 2013, 4:07 PM 5,339 Views 6 Comments

The Commons’ Public Accounts Committee is said to be skeptical about Google’s explanations of UK ad sales booked through Ireland.

Everything you need to know about the G8, but were afraid to ask
# G8
# G8

Everything you need to know about the G8, but were afraid to ask

Jun 17th 2013, 6:50 AM 11,022 Views 12 Comments

A gathering of some of the world’s most powerful people is happening up the road in Northern Ireland today and tomorrow. But what’s it all about?

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

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

Jun 16th 2013, 5:26 PM 12,918 Views 104 Comments

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

Messi and his father accused of €4m tax fraud
# Allegations
From The42
# Allegations

Messi and his father accused of €4m tax fraud

Jun 12th 2013, 2:51 PM 12,495 Views 32 Comments

The Barcelona star is set to be investigated for allegedly defrauding the Spanish state.

Catholic bishops urge G8 leaders to clamp down on tax avoidance
# Talking Tax
# Talking Tax

Catholic bishops urge G8 leaders to clamp down on tax avoidance

Jun 6th 2013, 7:31 PM 5,415 Views 86 Comments

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

Poll: Should Ireland be tougher on multi-national companies when it comes to tax?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should Ireland be tougher on multi-national companies when it comes to tax?

May 22nd 2013, 10:08 AM 10,722 Views 131 Comments

Apple, which employs 4,000 people in Ireland, pays a tax rate of less than two per cent in Ireland.

US Senate: Irish tax havens are leaving US children without education
# Tax Avoidance
# Tax Avoidance

US Senate: Irish tax havens are leaving US children without education

May 21st 2013, 5:26 PM 11,205 Views 94 Comments

Corporate giant Apple transferred 64 per cent of its income to Irish subsidiaries.

Revenue and Finance Department deny tax deal with Apple
# Corporation Tax
# Corporation Tax

Revenue and Finance Department deny tax deal with Apple

May 21st 2013, 11:55 AM 6,578 Views 32 Comments

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore claims Ireland’s tax system is “very transparent”.

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