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#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.

# corporation-tax - Saturday 13 October, 2012

Republic and Northern Ireland will eventually be reunited, predicts Enda Kenny

During a question and answer session in Ohio, the Taoiseach predicts Ireland will be united – ‘but not in the near future’.

# corporation-tax - Thursday 11 October, 2012

Facebook avoided UK tax by routing £155m through Ireland in 2011

Company avoided higher UK corporation taxes, but Ireland also “taken for a ride” by multinational companies, tax expert tells

# corporation-tax - Tuesday 2 October, 2012

Exchequer returns show tax take up but deficit at over €11bn

Spending at the Departments of Health and Social Protection were more than expected, according to the latest figures from the Department of Finance.

# corporation-tax - Friday 21 September, 2012

US Senate condemns Microsoft for 'dubious' Irish tax operations

A Senate committee memo criticises the software giant for manipulating international tax laws, including through Ireland.

# corporation-tax - Thursday 2 August, 2012

Latest figures show government's tax income ahead of target

The Exchequer Returns for the end of July show the tax take is 2.5 per cent ahead of target, and 9 per cent up on last year.

# corporation-tax - Friday 15 June, 2012

Column: We need to be more than passengers on the Eurozone Express

Let’s think seriously about what we want from the EU – before the thinking is done for us, writes Fine Gael TD Eoghan Murphy.

# corporation-tax - Tuesday 5 June, 2012

Tax revenues ahead of target in first five months of 2012

The Department of Finance said that the increases marked “an encouraging performance” in the first five months of the year.

# corporation-tax - Wednesday 23 May, 2012

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.

# corporation-tax - Tuesday 3 April, 2012

So far...2012 tax take ahead of target

Tax revenues of €8.72 billion are over 10 per cent ahead of end-March profiles with increases in income, corporation and VAT intakes.

# corporation-tax - Wednesday 21 March, 2012

Osborne cuts corporate tax, creates credits for video game industry

Chancellor George Osborne has also raised the thresholds for income tax and child benefit, as well as hiking excise on cigarettes.

# corporation-tax - Wednesday 7 March, 2012

Foreign investors foresee 20,000 new jobs in next three years

A study published by the Economist Intelligence Unit suggests multinationals will invest another $7.5 billion here by 2015.

# corporation-tax - Thursday 1 March, 2012

World's biggest advertising company to move HQ from Dublin to London

WPP, which announced record profits of €1.2 billion today, confirmed that it plans to leave Dublin as soon as new tax rules are passed in Westminster.

# corporation-tax - Friday 3 February, 2012

Micheál Martin calls for clarification on EU treaty

The Fianna Fáil leader has written to the Taoiseach seeking answers to six questions about the wording of the fiscal compact.

# corporation-tax - Saturday 21 January, 2012

The Daily Fix: Saturday

In tonight’s Fix: Abusive emails, alcohol tests and a triple limb transplant…

France and Germany in new plan to harmonise corporation tax - reports

Ireland looks likely to come under heavy pressure over our corporate tax rate, after details emerged of a new set of proposals from the EU power-brokers.

# corporation-tax - Wednesday 4 January, 2012

Government's 2011 tax income misses Budget target by 2.5 per cent

New data published by the Department of Finance show that income tax, VAT and corporation tax were all lower than expected.

# corporation-tax - Thursday 29 December, 2011

Recessions, downgrades and Super Mario - 2011: the year in money Review 2011 This post contains images

Recessions, downgrades and Super Mario - 2011: the year in money

2011 may be remembered in future as the year we sorted out the financial crisis – or the year in which it grew beyond our control.

# corporation-tax - Wednesday 14 December, 2011

DUP MPs warn that EU deal may hit Ireland's corporation tax

Ian Paisley Jr and Nigel Dodds tell the House of Commons that Ireland will face further pressure to raise the 12.5 per cent rate.

# corporation-tax - Tuesday 13 December, 2011

Martin: EU deal leaves Ireland vulnerable on corporation tax

The Fianna Fáil leader told that Ireland will have less influence under the new agreement.

# corporation-tax - Friday 25 November, 2011

Italian court clears way for Dolce and Gabbana €417m tax trial

The fashion designers may face a trial over their alleged failure to declare hundreds of millions in earnings from a holding company.

# corporation-tax - Friday 28 October, 2011

Wealth tax could raise €500million for State, say unions

The Irish Congress of Trade Unions has also proposed a minimum levy on high earners in its pre-Budget submission.

# corporation-tax - Friday 14 October, 2011

Column: Want a simple way to recovery? Raise taxes for some of us

Many of us pay our way, but lucrative tax breaks for some mean our government takes in far less than others. This has to end if we want a secure future, writes Anne Costello.

# corporation-tax - Monday 10 October, 2011

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.

# corporation-tax - Friday 2 September, 2011

Tax take ahead of target

New figures from the Department of Finance show that Exchequer returns are 1 per cent ahead of government targets – but VAT is showing a shortfall for the third month.

# corporation-tax - Wednesday 17 August, 2011

French, German tax unity is 'no threat' to Ireland's corporation tax - Noonan

Minister for Finance says Ireland’s 12.5 per cent corporation tax rate is here to stay but warns on another of France and Germany’s proposals for deeper fiscal union in the euro area.

# corporation-tax - Tuesday 16 August, 2011

Noonan 'welcomes' new initiative of Sarkozy and Merkel; FF has 'cause for concern'

Michael Noonan shows cautious optimism after France and Germany outline plans for a Eurozone ‘financial government’.

France and Germany merge corporate tax rate – and call for ‘Eurozone government’

Sarkozy and Merkel want collective Eurozone ‘government’, and call on other countries to make laws balancing their budgets.

# corporation-tax - Wednesday 3 August, 2011

Exchequer runs €18.9bn deficit in first seven months - with banks to blame

Department of Finance figures show that the Exchequer would be €2bn better off than at last year, if not for the banks.

# corporation-tax - Friday 22 July, 2011

Ireland 12.5, France 0: Corporate tax spat over as country to save hundreds of millions

A lower interest rate means savings of between €600 million and €800 million on Ireland’s loans. And corporate tax? C’est fini. But what’s the future for Europe?

# corporation-tax - Thursday 21 July, 2011

Irish bailout rate 'cut to under 4 per cent' by draft agreement - report

RTÉ says a draft agreement being considered in Brussels would slash our interest rate and extend our repayments.

# corporation-tax - Friday 24 June, 2011

Kenny meets Sarkozy as tax issue shifts focus

Reluctance to cut Ireland’s bailout interest rate appears to now hinge on a different tax issue than our low corporate tax rate…

# corporation-tax - Thursday 23 June, 2011

Taoiseach to come face to face with Sarkozy at EU summit

Greece will top the agenda at the European Council meeting, with fears that contagion will spread around the world.

# corporation-tax - Monday 20 June, 2011

From The Daily Edge Caption competition: What's so small, Madame Lagarde? Caption Comp

Caption competition: What's so small, Madame Lagarde?

Christine Lagarde and Michael Noonan are in talks in Luxembourg this afternoon. But what is Christine saying here?

Take 5: Monday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

Column: We can keep our corporation tax AND please Europe. Here's how

We’re told the low rate is to attract international firms – but the truth is far less savoury, writes historian Conor McCabe.

# corporation-tax - Friday 10 June, 2011

Ireland supporting Lagarde - regardless of corporate tax moves

As the deadline looms for IMF nominations, Ireland will support Christine Lagarde – in spite of France’s take on our tax.

# corporation-tax - Wednesday 8 June, 2011

Taoiseach brands interest rate conditions 'unfair'

Enda Kenny has said that states blocking movement on the question of a reduction in the interest rate for Ireland were also blocking Europe’s progress.

# corporation-tax - Tuesday 7 June, 2011

Noonan: Ireland has enough cash to get to mid-2013 at least

The Minister for Finance insists Ireland has enough bailout funds to get to mid-2013 at worst – but the opposition isn’t sure.

# corporation-tax - Saturday 4 June, 2011

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U2's Glastonbury appearance targeted by tax avoidance protests

The Irish band’s appearance will be targeted by demonstrators complaining about the band’s Dutch tax status.