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# Tax avoidance

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Ireland remains 'hub' of tax avoidance, says Dutch MEP ahead of visit to Dublin
Tang will lead a delegation of MEPs to Dublin this week to speak with senior civil servants on Ireland’s tax regime.
All time
How the IDA’s top client used Ireland to siphon billions offshore tax-free
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
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
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'
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
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
Jean-Claude Juncker has defended the decision after attacks from the US
EC: Ireland could spend Apple tax money on anything it wants
The European Commision says Ireland would indeed have options.
'Utter balderdash': Nobel-winning economist slams government's decision to appeal Apple windfall
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?
For the government, it’s all about appearances.
Vulture funds using charitable status for tax avoidance being investigated
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
Both avoided jail, however.
The EU is planning a serious clampdown on multinational tax planning
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
The company employed nearly 3,000 people across Ireland in 2014.
The EU has started naming and shaming the world's worst tax havens
We’re looking at you, Bermuda.
The EU is charging Google with abuse of power
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?
One British businessman withdrew enough cash to fill a suitcase.
EU suspects Amazon's Luxembourg tax deal was illegal. Next up Apple and Ireland...
The preliminary ruling is putting more pressure on European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker.
Revenue is looking for Luxleaks links to Irish tax dodging
Several companies with domestic operations are tied up in the scandal.
Walt Disney paid less than 1% tax on its billion-dollar profits: Luxleaks
Pressure is mounting on European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker.
'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.
He's only in the job 27 days but the EC boss has already survived a motion of no confidence
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
He wasn’t a fan.
Noonan expects Apple tax investigation will be dropped
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
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'
The British PM isn’t into the Double Irish
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.
Ireland second to Bermuda as 'conduit' for taxable income of US multinationals - IMF staff paper
Corporate tax avoidance is bad for the global economy, paper reports.
TD warns that Apple tax probe could result in job losses
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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
Corporate giant Apple transferred 64 per cent of its income to Irish subsidiaries.
Revenue and Finance Department deny tax deal with Apple
Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore claims Ireland’s tax system is “very transparent”.