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#Tax Haven

# tax-haven - Wednesday 13 June, 2018

'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-haven - Thursday 30 November, 2017

'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.

# tax-haven - Monday 12 December, 2016

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 - Sunday 18 October, 2015

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 - 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.

# tax-haven - Friday 7 March, 2014

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”.

# tax-haven - Sunday 16 February, 2014

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 - Tuesday 11 February, 2014

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.

# tax-haven - Wednesday 16 October, 2013

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.

# tax-haven - Thursday 12 September, 2013

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.

# tax-haven - Tuesday 23 July, 2013

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.

# tax-haven - Sunday 21 July, 2013

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.

# tax-haven - 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.

# tax-haven - Monday 17 June, 2013

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”.

# tax-haven - Friday 31 May, 2013

Gilmore: Companies in Ireland pay close to the correct amount of tax Taxes This post contains videos

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.

# tax-haven - Sunday 26 May, 2013

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.

# tax-haven - Wednesday 22 May, 2013

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.

# tax-haven - 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.

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”.

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Good morning! Here are the nine things to know before you start your day.

# tax-haven - Friday 29 March, 2013

Liechtenstein hands over information about suspected US tax dodgers

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

# tax-haven - Tuesday 19 June, 2012

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.

# tax-haven - 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.

# tax-haven - 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.

# tax-haven - Friday 22 October, 2010

Google orders up a 'Double Irish'

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