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#Tax avoidance

From TheJournal.ie How the IDA’s top client used Ireland to siphon billions offshore tax-free Investigation

How the IDA’s top client used Ireland to siphon billions offshore tax-free

Medical giant Abbott has deployed a complex network of offshore companies to legally shelter profits from tax officials.

From TheJournal.ie Revenue 'actively examining' Paradise Papers with new inquiry to pursue offshore tax evaders A Priority

Revenue 'actively examining' Paradise Papers with new inquiry to pursue offshore tax evaders

By far, the highest number of disclosed offshore matters is in the UK.

From TheJournal.ie Bono and Queen Elizabeth are among the world's super rich exposed in the Paradise Papers Tax Avoidance

Bono and Queen Elizabeth are among the world's super rich exposed in the Paradise Papers

The Guardian reports that Bono used a company based in Malta to buy a Lithuanian shopping centre.

From TheJournal.ie 'Accounting firms are telling vulture funds how to get around tax loophole closure' Tax Avoidance

'Accounting firms are telling vulture funds how to get around tax loophole closure'

Stephen Donnelly has submitted a detailed proposal on how he thinks Ireland can shut down vulture fund tax avoidance.

From TheJournal.ie There are yet more Irish laws that allow foreign property investors to operate here tax-free (free) Money Money Money

There are yet more Irish laws that allow foreign property investors to operate here tax-free

Certain funds in operation here are seeing foreign property investors paying no tax on income. The value of property owned in these funds is in the region of €300 billion.

From TheJournal.ie The Apple tax ruling is being talked about at the G20 summit in China Talk Of The Town

The Apple tax ruling is being talked about at the G20 summit in China

Jean-Claude Juncker has defended the decision after attacks from the US

From TheJournal.ie EC: Ireland could spend Apple tax money on anything it wants Apple Pay

EC: Ireland could spend Apple tax money on anything it wants

The European Commision says Ireland would indeed have options.

From TheJournal.ie 'Utter balderdash': Nobel-winning economist slams government's decision to appeal Apple windfall Don't Hold Back

'Utter balderdash': Nobel-winning economist slams government's decision to appeal Apple windfall

Joseph Stiglitz said it was ‘utterly mystifying’ that the government didn’t just take the €13 billion awarded in the European Commission’s decision.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Why doesn't the government want Apple to cough up extra taxes? Explainer

Explainer: Why doesn't the government want Apple to cough up extra taxes?

For the government, it’s all about appearances.

From TheJournal.ie Vulture funds using charitable status for tax avoidance being investigated Legal Loophole

Vulture funds using charitable status for tax avoidance being investigated

Some vulture funds are using a tax loophole to pay as little as €250 in tax in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie "A dark day for truth-telling": Whistleblowers who alerted the world to Luxleaks tax scandal convicted Tax Avoidance
From TheJournal.ie The EU is planning a serious clampdown on multinational tax planning New Proposals

The EU is planning a serious clampdown on multinational tax planning

It is estimated that “aggressive corporate tax planning” leads to an annual loss of tax revenue to the EU of around €50 to €70 billion.

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 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 charging Google with abuse of power Dominant Position

The EU is charging Google with abuse of power

And the tech giant could be slapped with fines worth €6 billion – if the case ever gets that far.

From TheJournal.ie Rich heiresses, film stars, supermodels and criminals: Who is on the HSBC list? SWISSLEAKS

Rich heiresses, film stars, supermodels and criminals: Who is on the HSBC list?

One British businessman withdrew enough cash to fill a suitcase.

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 Revenue is looking for Luxleaks links to Irish tax dodging The Taxman Cometh

Revenue is looking for Luxleaks links to Irish tax dodging

Several companies with domestic operations are tied up in the scandal.

From TheJournal.ie Walt Disney paid less than 1% tax on its billion-dollar profits: Luxleaks Taking The Mickey

Walt Disney paid less than 1% tax on its billion-dollar profits: Luxleaks

Pressure is mounting on European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker.

From TheJournal.ie 'We have made mistakes in the past' - Michael Noonan talks taxes Mea Culpa

'We have made mistakes in the past' - Michael Noonan talks taxes

But he says Ireland has been “caught in the crossfire” of sniping between the EU and US multinationals.

From TheJournal.ie He's only in the job 27 days but the EC boss has already survived a motion of no confidence Luxleaks

He's only in the job 27 days but the EC boss has already survived a motion of no confidence

So much for getting it easy because you’re the new guy.

From TheJournal.ie Check out this clip of Bertie Ahern talking about tax cheats in 1993 Political Nostalgia This post contains videos
From TheJournal.ie Noonan expects Apple tax investigation will be dropped Tax Avoidance

Noonan expects Apple tax investigation will be dropped

It was claimed Ireland had given the company a special 2% tax rate over 30 years ago.

From TheJournal.ie Double Irish? Peh, global brands used Luxembourg to avoid billions in tax Luxleaks

Double Irish? Peh, global brands used Luxembourg to avoid billions in tax

Pepsi, IKEA and Irish multinational Glanbia all took advantage of secret deals.

From TheJournal.ie David Cameron is not happy with Ireland's tax regime - because he 'wants our jobs' Tax Avoidance

David Cameron is not happy with Ireland's tax regime - because he 'wants our jobs'

The British PM isn’t into the Double Irish

From TheJournal.ie Ireland denies giving illegal State aid to Apple as FT front page makes world headlines Tax Avoidance

Ireland denies giving illegal State aid to Apple as FT front page makes world headlines

The Department of Finance says that Apple has been “taxed fully” in Ireland.

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 TD warns that Apple tax probe could result in job losses Back Off

TD warns that Apple tax probe could result in job losses

Michael McGrath has said that the government must use “every means at its disposal” to defend Ireland’s corporate tax rules.

From TheJournal.ie Coveney ‘not surprised’ by claims of Apple’s $850m Irish tax avoidance Accounting

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”.

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 UK officials face questions over multinational tax affairs Tax

UK officials face questions over multinational tax affairs

The Commons’ Public Accounts Committee is said to be skeptical about Google’s explanations of UK ad sales booked through Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Everything you need to know about the G8, but were afraid to ask G8

Everything you need to know about the G8, but were afraid to ask

A gathering of some of the world’s most powerful people is happening up the road in Northern Ireland today and tomorrow. But what’s it all about?

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 The42 Messi and his father accused of €4m tax fraud Allegations

Messi and his father accused of €4m tax fraud

The Barcelona star is set to be investigated for allegedly defrauding the Spanish state.

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 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.

From TheJournal.ie US Senate: Irish tax havens are leaving US children without education Tax Avoidance

US Senate: Irish tax havens are leaving US children without education

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

From TheJournal.ie Revenue and Finance Department deny tax deal with Apple Corporation Tax

Revenue and Finance Department deny tax deal with Apple

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore claims Ireland’s tax system is “very transparent”.

From TheJournal.ie Garlic scam convict Paul Begley out of prison on 'temporary release' Garlic Scam

Garlic scam convict Paul Begley out of prison on 'temporary release'

The 46-year-old will now participate in a community return scheme.

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