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#Tax Haven

# tax-haven - This year 2022

Microsoft avoids paying tax in many countries by using Irish subsidiaries, study finds
# Tax Haven
# Tax Haven

Microsoft avoids paying tax in many countries by using Irish subsidiaries, study finds

Oct 13th 2022, 8:20 AM 22,416 Views 25 Comments

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
# Tax Haven
# Tax Haven

Opinion: How can Ireland really help Ukraine? Stop bankrolling Russia's oligarchs

Apr 6th 2022, 10:45 AM 19,843 Views 25 Comments

Economist Brian O’Boyle says Ireland could really help Ukraine but cutting off the flow of Russian money through the country.

# tax-haven - All time

'Ireland is not a tax haven': Department of Finance dismisses 'tax haven' research findings
# World's Biggest Haven
# World's Biggest Haven

'Ireland is not a tax haven': Department of Finance dismisses 'tax haven' research findings

Jun 13th 2018, 3:24 PM 22,603 Views 66 Comments

A study has claimed that Ireland channels the profits of more multinational companies than all the Caribbean islands combined.

'I'm not going to name names...': Trump targets Ireland in tax reform speech
# Tax Reform
# Tax Reform

'I'm not going to name names...': Trump targets Ireland in tax reform speech

Nov 30th 2017, 8:22 AM 26,010 Views 73 Comments

He described how Apple, among other companies, were keeping billions of dollars offshore.

Ireland named world's 6th worst corporate tax haven
# Sweetheart Deals
# Sweetheart Deals

Ireland named world's 6th worst corporate tax haven

Dec 12th 2016, 7:31 AM 19,526 Views 92 Comments

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.

US companies keep $2.1 trillion profits in overseas tax havens (and Ireland has its fair share)
# Tax Haven
# Tax Haven

US companies keep $2.1 trillion profits in overseas tax havens (and Ireland has its fair share)

Oct 18th 2015, 9:15 AM 15,651 Views 47 Comments

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.

So just what was the effective rate of tax for corporations in the last decade?
# Tax Haven
# Tax Haven

So just what was the effective rate of tax for corporations in the last decade?

Apr 7th 2014, 4:22 PM 9,547 Views 34 Comments

It’s more than you might think for most companies.

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”.

Damien Kiberd: Why neither Ireland nor USA wants to question tax haven
# Opinion
# Opinion

Damien Kiberd: Why neither Ireland nor USA wants to question tax haven

Feb 16th 2014, 8:30 AM 188 Views 56 Comments

Official Ireland does not like inconvenient truths – which is why Trinity professor Jim Stewart’s spot-on research makes it defensive.

Multinational companies paid just 2.2 per cent tax in 2011 - report
# Tax Haven
# Tax Haven

Multinational companies paid just 2.2 per cent tax in 2011 - report

Feb 11th 2014, 9:38 AM 6,988 Views 65 Comments

A new study from Trinity College contradicts the government position on multinationals’ tax rates, but had been criticised.

US senators welcome Irish tax reforms
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

US senators welcome Irish tax reforms

Oct 16th 2013, 8:54 PM 5,515 Views 23 Comments

The two US senators, one a former presidential candidate, say that Ireland should “close the door” on tax abuses.

Taoiseach: OECD says we're not a tax haven, FF: You're being complacent
# Talking Tax
# Talking Tax

Taoiseach: OECD says we're not a tax haven, FF: You're being complacent

Sep 12th 2013, 2:32 PM 3,931 Views 30 Comments

The Taoiseach and Fianna Fáil spokesperson Michael McGrath were responding to news that the European Commission is scrutinising Ireland’s tax regime.

OECD tax chief: 'Ireland is not a tax haven'
# Talking Tax
# Talking Tax

OECD tax chief: 'Ireland is not a tax haven'

Jul 23rd 2013, 1:59 PM 6,402 Views 36 Comments

“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?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Is Ireland actually a tax haven?

Jul 21st 2013, 8:30 AM 144 Views 28 Comments

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.

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

Taoiseach: I didn't raise US senate claim that Ireland is a tax haven with Obama

Jun 18th 2013, 9:30 PM 4,845 Views 23 Comments

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.

Google boss defends Ireland's corporate tax rate
# Eric Schmidt
# Eric Schmidt

Google boss defends Ireland's corporate tax rate

Jun 17th 2013, 10:39 AM 8,639 Views 16 Comments

Eric Schmidt said governments see their own tax breaks as incentives while calling other countries “tax havens”.

Gilmore: Companies in Ireland pay close to the correct amount of tax
# Taxes
# Taxes

Gilmore: Companies in Ireland pay close to the correct amount of tax

May 31st 2013, 11:05 AM 5,253 Views 43 Comments

The Tánaiste was responding to reports that one US multinational company had an effective tax rate of 4 per cent in 2011.

Minister calls Shatter controversy trivial and superficial
# Bottle Of Smoke
# Bottle Of Smoke

Minister calls Shatter controversy trivial and superficial

May 26th 2013, 2:09 PM 6,807 Views 129 Comments

“We have more important things to talk about in this country,” Pat Rabbitte told RTÉ’s The Week in Politics.

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 11,233 Views 94 Comments

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

Ireland is Apple's 'Holy Grail of tax avoidance'
# Hollyhill Industrial Estate
# Hollyhill Industrial Estate

Ireland is Apple's 'Holy Grail of tax avoidance'

May 21st 2013, 9:54 AM 13,436 Views 78 Comments

The firm pays just two per cent tax on profits in Ireland but has denied using any “tax gimmicks”.

Liechtenstein hands over information about suspected US tax dodgers
# Tax Haven
# Tax Haven

Liechtenstein hands over information about suspected US tax dodgers

Mar 29th 2013, 6:24 PM 7,554 Views 28 Comments

The data transfer comes after a demand by the US Justice Department.

Law firm specialising in tax havens to create 75 jobs in Dublin
# Jobswatch
# Jobswatch

Law firm specialising in tax havens to create 75 jobs in Dublin

Jun 19th 2012, 8:29 AM 3,824 Views 7 Comments

Maples and Calder, which already employs 175 people in the capital, offers corporate and financial law services.

Green Party calls for corporation tax reform
# Corporation Tax
# Corporation Tax

Green Party calls for corporation tax reform

May 23rd 2012, 5:17 PM 3,970 Views 37 Comments

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 takes in €10.1bn - and pays €15.3m in tax
# Google Ireland
# Google Ireland

Google Ireland takes in €10.1bn - and pays €15.3m in tax

Oct 10th 2011, 1:17 PM 4,106 Views 45 Comments

Google Ireland’s turnover increases 28 per cent – but with massive fees to its Bermuda subsidiary, its profit fell massively.

Google orders up a 'Double Irish'
# Google
# Google

Google orders up a 'Double Irish'

Oct 22nd 2010, 9:31 AM 350 Views 0 Comments

Tax loopholes mean the internet giant pays tax of just 2.4 per cent.