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From TheJournal.ie Fine Gael's promise to scrap the USC is not all it seems Talking Tax

Fine Gael's promise to scrap the USC is not all it seems

The party has been accused of backtracking on an election pledge before we’ve even voted.

From TheJournal.ie Can we really just abolish the USC? Talking Tax

Can we really just abolish the USC?

If re-elected Micheal Noonan has committed the government to phasing out USC as resources allow. Can it be done?

From TheJournal.ie Don't expect Michael Noonan to smile about his tax cuts Cheer Up Michael This post contains videos

Don't expect Michael Noonan to smile about his tax cuts

A smile from the Finance Minister wouldn’t go amiss.

From TheJournal.ie Would Fianna Fáil cut our taxes if it got into government? Talking Tax This post contains videos

Would Fianna Fáil cut our taxes if it got into government?

We asked the party’s jobs spokesperson Dara Calleary.

From TheJournal.ie Joan and Enda both agree that USC can't just be abolished overnight Not So Simple

Joan and Enda both agree that USC can't just be abolished overnight

The unpopular tax takes in some €4 billion annually.

From TheJournal.ie Joan and Enda want to cut your taxes.. but they're not agreed on how to do it Danger Here

Joan and Enda want to cut your taxes.. but they're not agreed on how to do it

The Taoiseach and Tánaiste have been talking tax in recent days.

From TheJournal.ie Is Sinn Féin really proposing a 73 per cent tax rate? Shinnernomics

Is Sinn Féin really proposing a 73 per cent tax rate?

The opposition party has come under attack for its budget proposals this week.

From TheJournal.ie Enda Kenny: The 'Double Irish' tax loophole isn't our fault and we don't promote it Talking Tax

Enda Kenny: The 'Double Irish' tax loophole isn't our fault and we don't promote it

The Taoiseach has been responding to criticism of Ireland’s tax regime by British Prime Minister David Cameron this week.

From TheJournal.ie Why do we pay more VAT on hairdressing than we do on greyhounds? Taxing Matters This post contains a poll

Why do we pay more VAT on hairdressing than we do on greyhounds?

In the run-up to Budget 2015, Dr Daragh McGreal looks at the various arguments around lowering the rate of VAT.

From TheJournal.ie 'We don’t want to incur any reputational damage': Noonan on 'stateless' companies crackdown Talking Tax

'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.”

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach: OECD says we're not a tax haven, FF: You're being complacent Talking Tax

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.

From TheJournal.ie OECD tax chief: 'Ireland is not a tax haven' Talking Tax

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.

From TheJournal.ie 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.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach: Ireland wants to be part of G8 tax evasion plan, defends corporate tax rate G8 This post contains videos

Taoiseach: Ireland wants to be part of G8 tax evasion plan, defends corporate tax rate

Enda Kenny was speaking to the media as the G8 summit came to a conclusion in Lough Erne today.

From TheJournal.ie G8 leaders agree to ‘fight the scourge of tax evasion’, Ireland’s regime not discussed G8

G8 leaders agree to ‘fight the scourge of tax evasion’, Ireland’s regime not discussed

G8 leaders are likely to announce new measures that will make companies more transparent when it comes to taxation.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach: I can't say if G8 leaders will raise Ireland's tax regime Talking Tax This post contains videos

Taoiseach: I can't say if G8 leaders will raise Ireland's tax regime

Enda Kenny said recent criticism of Ireland’s tax regime did not come up in his discussions with G8 leaders yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland is "stealing" the UK's tax funds, according to NI finance minister Talking Tax

Ireland is "stealing" the UK's tax funds, according to NI finance minister

Safe to say we know what Sammy Wilson wants to see on the G8 agenda, then.

From TheJournal.ie US committee wants to impose US tax on Google and Apple's Irish income Talking Tax

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.

From TheJournal.ie Catholic bishops urge G8 leaders to clamp down on tax avoidance Talking Tax

Catholic bishops urge G8 leaders to clamp down on tax avoidance

The leaders of Catholics from 11 countries say corporations, like citizens, have a moral duty to pay their fair share.

From TheJournal.ie Senators insists Ireland IS a tax haven, despite ambassador’s letter Talking Tax

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.

From TheJournal.ie Noonan: US Senate is "misleading" the world on Ireland's tax rate Corporation Tax

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.

From TheJournal.ie The world's wealthy 'could be hiding €707 billion in Ireland' Tax Transparency

The world's wealthy 'could be hiding €707 billion in Ireland'

Oxfam says we shouldn’t just focus on companies: the world’s wealthy could have billions stashed away here.

From TheJournal.ie Leaders back EU’s plan to attack ‘tax planning’ by the end of 2013 Talking Tax

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.