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#Corporation Tax

# corporation-tax - Saturday 21 June, 2014

The world's most famous economist thinks the property tax is unfair*

*But only if you’re in negative equity.

# corporation-tax - Wednesday 18 June, 2014

Enda Kenny: No, I'm not worried about the investigation into Apple's Irish tax deal

The Taoiseach is pretty confident that Ireland hasn’t broken any rules.

# corporation-tax - Wednesday 11 June, 2014

Brussels launches probe into Ireland's Apple tax deal

The Department of Finance has said it’s confident no rules have been broken – but won’t rule out a legal challenge if findings are negative.

# corporation-tax - Tuesday 10 June, 2014

Is the EU going to investigate Ireland's tax deal with multinationals?

An announcement is expected tomorrow, but the European Commission is keeping quiet.

# corporation-tax - Saturday 7 June, 2014

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

Everyone’s talking about negotiations over strike action at Aer Lingus, a political opinion poll, and Ukraine’s new president.

# corporation-tax - Monday 7 April, 2014

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.

# corporation-tax - Thursday 17 October, 2013

OECD approves of Irish tax rate, but change is coming says Noonan

The head of the OECD’s tax centre says there is no threat to the Irish corporate tax rate, but Michael Noonan wants to enhance the country’s reputation.

# corporation-tax - Wednesday 16 October, 2013

Closing tax loophole won't 'adversely affect' multinational companies, says ACC

The American Chamber of Commerce and the IDA say that changes in Ireland’s tax residency rules will not affect Ireland’s competitiveness as a location for foreign direct investment.

# corporation-tax - Tuesday 15 October, 2013

'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.”

# corporation-tax - Thursday 19 September, 2013

Enda Kenny: Our corporation tax is not in question from anyone, ok?

The Taoiseach has defended Ireland’s corporation tax regime against questions about ‘sweetheart’ deals for some US multinationals.

"There was no sweetheart deal for Apple" in Ireland

CEO of IDA Ireland Barry O’Leary told the Oireachtas Public Accounts Committee that foreign companies are paying a substantial amount of corporation tax.

# corporation-tax - Thursday 12 September, 2013

Multinational companies are not here just for tax breaks — Burton

Minister Joan Burton said that while Ireland’s tax rates are favourable, the companies still employ large numbers of people.

# corporation-tax - Tuesday 3 September, 2013

Exchequer returns: VAT receipts nearly €250 million behind target

But the deficit for the first eight months of this year was over €4 billion less than it was in the first eight months of 2012.

# corporation-tax - Monday 19 August, 2013

Vodafone paid British Government over €1 billion Irish subsidiary

A Leopardstown-registered subsidiary of the British telecoms giant had a turnover of €380 million a year, but did not employ a single person between 2002 and 2007.

# corporation-tax - Saturday 29 June, 2013

Pearse Doherty: We'd have a better economy in a United Ireland

The Sinn Féin TD says that many of the arguments against uniting North and south are based on misinformation and argues that a border poll needs to happen before the end of the decade.

# corporation-tax - Wednesday 19 June, 2013

Designers Dolce & Gabbana get 20 months' jail for tax evasion

Designers Dolce & Gabbana get 20 months' jail for tax evasion

Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana have appealed, and the sentence will be suspended in the meantime.

# corporation-tax - Tuesday 18 June, 2013

Taoiseach: I didn't raise US senate claim that Ireland is a tax haven with Obama Talking Tax This post contains videos

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.

# corporation-tax - Thursday 13 June, 2013

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.

# corporation-tax - Wednesday 5 June, 2013

State's income for three of the 'big four' taxes is less than expected

Income tax, VAT and excise duties are lower than had been forecast – but corporation tax is well ahead of expectations.

# corporation-tax - Friday 31 May, 2013

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 - Thursday 23 May, 2013

The Evening Fix: Now with the happiest eater ever

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.

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.

# corporation-tax - Wednesday 22 May, 2013

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.

Poll: Should Ireland be tougher on multi-national companies when it comes to tax? Your Say This post contains a poll

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.

# corporation-tax - Tuesday 21 May, 2013

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”.

# corporation-tax - Wednesday 3 April, 2013

Deficit stands at €3.7 billion in latest exchequer returns

Tax revenue was ahead of target by €47 million with corporation tax surpassing its target by €147 million.

# corporation-tax - Wednesday 20 March, 2013

UK to slash corporation tax rate and offer tax credits for fracking

George Osborne has halved his projections for economic growth for Britain this year, and offers a new mortgage stimulus.

Column: The success or failure of the UK's economic strategy matters greatly to Ireland

The UK budget being announced today has implications for Ireland too, writes James Kilcourse, who says as well as being a crucial trading partner, the UK is Ireland’s biggest rival for attracting foreign direct investment.

# corporation-tax - Monday 4 March, 2013

Exchequer returns show slight fall in tax take for February

The total tax take in February 2013 was €2.042 billion – down by €186 million on the same month from last year.

# corporation-tax - Monday 4 February, 2013

Exchequer figures show slight fall in government income in January

A €1 billion sale of Bank of Ireland notes means Ireland recorded an Exchequer surplus for January 2013.

# corporation-tax - Thursday 17 January, 2013

Column: Taxing the wealthy is an option we need to look at

High earners and corporations – should they not ‘share the burden’ with the rest of us, asks Kieran Allen.

# corporation-tax - Sunday 23 December, 2012

How do Irish companies legally avoid paying billions in corporate tax?

It’s all to do with a happy coincide of tax laws in Ireland, the Netherlands, the United States and Bermuda.

# corporation-tax - Thursday 6 December, 2012

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VIDEO: A quick synopsis of tax measures in Budget 2013

The implications for Irish-based businesses explained.

# corporation-tax - Wednesday 5 December, 2012

Ireland now "less attractive to business owners" Tax

Ireland now "less attractive to business owners"

The protection of the corporation tax rate, however, is a positive step in keeping international businesses here.

# corporation-tax - Tuesday 4 December, 2012

Exchequer returns: Government's tax take 0.5 per cent below target

The Department of Finance has released the last exchequer returns before tomorrow’s Budget with income tax take for November 12 per cent below target.

# corporation-tax - Monday 3 December, 2012

Google's Irish operation may be examined by UK tax investigation

The Revenue & Customs are to review Google’s returns over the last six years, in a case with Irish ramifications.

The 9 at 9: Monday

Good morning! Here’s the nine things you need to know as you kick off your week.

# corporation-tax - Thursday 15 November, 2012

Column: It’s time to examine our corporate tax rate

We’re regularly told that “everything is on the table” for the Budget, writes Michael Taft. So what about corporation tax?

# corporation-tax - Friday 2 November, 2012

Exchequer returns show €2.9 billion deficit due, in part, to payment to the ESM

Spending at the Department of Social Protection was more than expected, whereas the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation continues to underspend.