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# Tax Haven

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# Tax Haven
Microsoft avoids paying tax in many countries by using Irish subsidiaries, study finds
Microsoft Singapore Holdings posted profits from dividends of €23.1 billion in 2020 but announced a tax liability of just $15.
Opinion: How can Ireland really help Ukraine? Stop bankrolling Russia's oligarchs
Economist Brian O’Boyle says Ireland could really help Ukraine but cutting off the flow of Russian money through the country.
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# World's biggest haven
'Ireland is not a tax haven': Department of Finance dismisses 'tax haven' research findings
A study has claimed that Ireland channels the profits of more multinational companies than all the Caribbean islands combined.
# tax reform
'I'm not going to name names...': Trump targets Ireland in tax reform speech
He described how Apple, among other companies, were keeping billions of dollars offshore.
# sweetheart deals
Ireland named world's 6th worst corporate tax haven
Oxfam said Ireland’s score was based on its lack of effective rules to prevent corporate tax dodging and because it facilitates large-scale corporate tax avoidance.
# Tax Haven
US companies keep $2.1 trillion profits in overseas tax havens (and Ireland has its fair share)
The companies, many of which have subsidiaries in Ireland, would collectively owe the United States an estimated $620 billion if they were to repatriate their profits to there.
# Tax Haven
So just what was the effective rate of tax for corporations in the last decade?
It’s more than you might think for most companies.
# accounting
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”.
Damien Kiberd: Why neither Ireland nor USA wants to question tax haven
Official Ireland does not like inconvenient truths – which is why Trinity professor Jim Stewart’s spot-on research makes it defensive.
# Tax Haven
Multinational companies paid just 2.2 per cent tax in 2011 - report
A new study from Trinity College contradicts the government position on multinationals’ tax rates, but had been criticised.
# Budget 2014
US senators welcome Irish tax reforms
The two US senators, one a former presidential candidate, say that Ireland should “close the door” on tax abuses.
# 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.
Column: Is Ireland actually a tax haven?
The consequence of tax avoidance and evasion by multinationals and wealthy individuals is higher income taxes for the rest of society, writes Dr Tom McDonnell who says Ireland is certainly not a haven for the average taxpayer.
# 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.
# Eric Schmidt
Google boss defends Ireland's corporate tax rate
Eric Schmidt said governments see their own tax breaks as incentives while calling other countries “tax havens”.
# Taxes
Gilmore: Companies in Ireland pay close to the correct amount of tax
The Tánaiste was responding to reports that one US multinational company had an effective tax rate of 4 per cent in 2011.
# Bottle of Smoke
Minister calls Shatter controversy trivial and superficial
“We have more important things to talk about in this country,” Pat Rabbitte told RTÉ’s The Week in Politics.
# Your Say
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.
# Tax avoidance
US Senate: Irish tax havens are leaving US children without education
Corporate giant Apple transferred 64 per cent of its income to Irish subsidiaries.
# Hollyhill Industrial Estate
Ireland is Apple's 'Holy Grail of tax avoidance'
The firm pays just two per cent tax on profits in Ireland but has denied using any “tax gimmicks”.
# Tax Haven
Liechtenstein hands over information about suspected US tax dodgers
The data transfer comes after a demand by the US Justice Department.
# Jobswatch
Law firm specialising in tax havens to create 75 jobs in Dublin
Maples and Calder, which already employs 175 people in the capital, offers corporate and financial law services.
# 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 Ireland
Google Ireland takes in €10.1bn - and pays €15.3m in tax
Google Ireland’s turnover increases 28 per cent – but with massive fees to its Bermuda subsidiary, its profit fell massively.
# Google
Google orders up a 'Double Irish'
Tax loopholes mean the internet giant pays tax of just 2.4 per cent.