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From TheJournal.ie What's the difference between a Trump and Biden presidency for Ireland? US Election

What's the difference between a Trump and Biden presidency for Ireland?

Corporate tax rates, luring US pharma companies back, and regulating the tech firms – what’s in it for Ireland?

From TheJournal.ie Leaked Biden plan shows threat of sanctions against Ireland and others over corporate tax Corporate Tax

Leaked Biden plan shows threat of sanctions against Ireland and others over corporate tax

Ireland has come under pressure in recent years to address its corporate tax rates for multinationals, but insists it has taken major steps to improve the system.

From TheJournal.ie Central Bank tells government to save rather than spend windfalls to help buffer Ireland against future downturns Watch The Pennies

Central Bank tells government to save rather than spend windfalls to help buffer Ireland against future downturns

If windfalls are going to be to be used, they should be used to reduce Ireland’s debt.

From TheJournal.ie Haircuts, meals out and Irish hotel stays likely to get more expensive as VAT rate returns to 13.5% Budget 2019

Haircuts, meals out and Irish hotel stays likely to get more expensive as VAT rate returns to 13.5%

The tax was cut to 9% to stimulate the tourism industry in 2012.

From TheJournal.ie Trump announces sweeping plans to move US corporate tax rate closer to Ireland's Cunning Plan

Trump announces sweeping plans to move US corporate tax rate closer to Ireland's

The plans will lower the corporate tax rate from 35% to 20%.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'Tax isn't just an expense, it's a societal good and an investment in all our futures' Tax Justice

Opinion: 'Tax isn't just an expense, it's a societal good and an investment in all our futures'

It’s time that the Irish government and multinationals start to reconsider their attitudes about tax, writes Sorley McCaughey.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland spent €440k on a report defending Apple months before the EU's scathing tax ruling State Aid

Ireland spent €440k on a report defending Apple months before the EU's scathing tax ruling

But European officials said the unsolicited report from PwC ‘misinterpreted’ the relevant rules.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland named world's 6th worst corporate tax haven 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.

From TheJournal.ie The UK wants to bring in the lowest corporate taxes of any major country FDI

The UK wants to bring in the lowest corporate taxes of any major country

Significant cuts to UK and US corpoate taxes are seen as direct threats to Ireland’s industrial strategy.

From TheJournal.ie The world's biggest meat company is coming to Ireland but it's a 'total joke' Money Move

The world's biggest meat company is coming to Ireland but it's a 'total joke'

The move of the Brazilian multinational’s parent company has been criticised as a “brass-plate operation”.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland could lose millions in tax as Facebook shifts UK profits back to UK Settling Up

Ireland could lose millions in tax as Facebook shifts UK profits back to UK

The tech giant paid just €5,000 in corporate tax in the UK in 2014, by routing its profits through Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Facebook didn't pay a whole lot in Irish taxes last year Unfriended

Facebook didn't pay a whole lot in Irish taxes last year

The social network’s local arm did, however, record a big leap in turnover.

From TheJournal.ie Americans are queuing up to slam Pfizer's tax-inspired move to Ireland A Bitter Pill

Americans are queuing up to slam Pfizer's tax-inspired move to Ireland

But Simon Coveney insists the Republic is nobody’s tax haven.

From TheJournal.ie The world's largest drug company will soon be based in Ireland Really Big Pharma

The world's largest drug company will soon be based in Ireland

The deal between Pfizer and Allergan is the biggest so-called tax ‘inversion’ in corporate history.

From TheJournal.ie Think Ireland's corporate tax is unfair? Wave goodbye to Apple and thousands of jobs if we change it Column

Think Ireland's corporate tax is unfair? Wave goodbye to Apple and thousands of jobs if we change it

Anyone in our political sphere who proposes to jeopardise this arrangement from within is an economic saboteur, writes Aaron McKenna.

From TheJournal.ie This is how much tax Google paid in Ireland last year Follow The Money

This is how much tax Google paid in Ireland last year

The company employed nearly 3,000 people across Ireland in 2014.

From TheJournal.ie These are 5 things that could wreck Ireland's economy all over again Deja Vu

These are 5 things that could wreck Ireland's economy all over again

The OECD has a lot to say about where the country is headed in its latest survey.

From TheJournal.ie Why this tech CEO says low tax deals were the 'best thing in the history of the Irish economy' Tell It Like It Is

Why this tech CEO says low tax deals were the 'best thing in the history of the Irish economy'

This week we chatted with the head of US software company Nitro – and he didn’t hold back.

From TheJournal.ie The EU has started naming and shaming the world's worst tax havens Tax Dodgers Paradise

The EU has started naming and shaming the world's worst tax havens

We’re looking at you, Bermuda.

From TheJournal.ie The EU is considering a minimum corporate tax rate, and that's bad news for Ireland Under Threat

The EU is considering a minimum corporate tax rate, and that's bad news for Ireland

Pressure from Germany and France could see the European Commission reveal an initial plan on the matter next month.

From TheJournal.ie I don't think so - Enda won't be giving up Ireland's corporate tax rate without a fight Hands Off

I don't think so - Enda won't be giving up Ireland's corporate tax rate without a fight

A levelling of the playing field across Europe has long been in the pipeline, but is it all an EU smokescreen?

From TheJournal.ie EU suspects Amazon's Luxembourg tax deal was illegal. Next up Apple and Ireland... A Jungle Out There

EU suspects Amazon's Luxembourg tax deal was illegal. Next up Apple and Ireland...

The preliminary ruling is putting more pressure on European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland is getting 'kicked around' by big European countries on tax: Hayes Kicking Back

Ireland is getting 'kicked around' by big European countries on tax: Hayes

The luxleaks scandal has given Germany and France “cover” to push their agendas, the MEP says.

From TheJournal.ie The Briefcase: A Northern Ireland tax showdown, Nama plans and UTV everywhere Inbox Me

The Briefcase: A Northern Ireland tax showdown, Nama plans and UTV everywhere

This was the week in business.

From TheJournal.ie Facebook paid €2.3m corporate tax in Ireland in 2013 Profits

Facebook paid €2.3m corporate tax in Ireland in 2013

The company made a huge leap in pre-tax profits.

From TheJournal.ie Turns out Ireland was telling the truth about company taxes. Unlike nearly everyone else... Pot Kettle Black
From TheJournal.ie Apple is worried it will have to pay back-taxes to Ireland... and the bill could be BIG Pass The Hat Around

Apple is worried it will have to pay back-taxes to Ireland... and the bill could be BIG

Grief over that claimed ‘sweetheart’ tax deal just won’t go away.

From TheJournal.ie The number of billionaires in the world doubled during the global crisis Extreme Inequality

The number of billionaires in the world doubled during the global crisis

If the richest three people spent $1 million every day, it would take 220 years to run out of money.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: What is this 'knowledge box' and why does Ireland want to get one? Boxed In

Explainer: What is this 'knowledge box' and why does Ireland want to get one?

Michael Noonan wants more companies to invest their money in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie The Double Irish is dead, long live the 'knowledge-development box' R.I.P. Double Irish

The Double Irish is dead, long live the 'knowledge-development box'

But Michael Noonan says Ireland’s low corporate tax rate “never was, never has been” up for discussion.

From TheJournal.ie Tech firms' tax shifting 'not an Irish issue': Bruton Tax Inversion

Tech firms' tax shifting 'not an Irish issue': Bruton

Medtronic execs hit with €48 million bill for moving company’s tax from US to Ireland

From TheJournal.ie The Briefcase: Tax havens, a €100 million deal for Quinn's companies, and a Wetherspoons fry-up Budget
From TheJournal.ie Ireland second to Bermuda as 'conduit' for taxable income of US multinationals - IMF staff paper Tax Havens

Ireland second to Bermuda as 'conduit' for taxable income of US multinationals - IMF staff paper

Corporate tax avoidance is bad for the global economy, paper reports.

From TheJournal.ie Enda Kenny: No, I'm not worried about the investigation into Apple's Irish tax deal Chilled

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.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Our lack of willingness to promote transparency is damaging developing countries Opinion

Column: Our lack of willingness to promote transparency is damaging developing countries

Ireland cannot give with one hand to developing countries while facilitating tax avoidance at the same time, writes Morina O’Neill.

From TheJournal.ie European Commission to publish proposal on closing more corporate tax loopholes Brussels

European Commission to publish proposal on closing more corporate tax loopholes

The proposal is part of a wide range of measures planned by the EU to tackle tax evasion.

From TheJournal.ie AOL chief issues battle cry at Web Summit Web Summit

AOL chief issues battle cry at Web Summit

“AOL missed the marketplace,” admits Tim Armstrong in Dublin but shares the lessons the company has learned.

From TheJournal.ie "There was no sweetheart deal for Apple" in Ireland Corporation Tax

"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.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you think Ireland's corporate tax rate should be retained? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think Ireland's corporate tax rate should be retained?

What do you think? Should we fight to hold on to our low corporate tax rate?

From TheJournal.ie Google boss defends Ireland's corporate tax rate 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”.

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