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Noonan claims Apple ruling an "attack" on Ireland's corporate tax regime
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# Apple Tax

Noonan claims Apple ruling an "attack" on Ireland's corporate tax regime

Sep 2nd 2016, 7:02 PM 40,059 Views 240 Comments

The Dáil will be recalled next to vote on the Government’s decision to appeal the Apple ruling.

"The Irish government has done absolutely nothing wrong" - Tim Cook
# Apple Tax
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# Apple Tax

"The Irish government has done absolutely nothing wrong" - Tim Cook

Sep 1st 2016, 5:10 PM 37,805 Views 179 Comments

The Apple CEO has come out swinging since yesterday’s decision by the EC to bill his company €13 billion for unpaid Irish taxes.

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

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

Aug 31st 2016, 4:12 PM 25,203 Views 134 Comments

The European Commision says Ireland would indeed have options.

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

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

Aug 31st 2016, 1:29 PM 28,967 Views 91 Comments

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

"The government needs its head examined" - should Ireland really throw €13 billion back in the EU's face?
# Rotten Apple?
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# Rotten Apple?

"The government needs its head examined" - should Ireland really throw €13 billion back in the EU's face?

Aug 31st 2016, 6:05 AM 41,155 Views 168 Comments

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan insists he will appeal the €13 billion Irish tax bill handed down to Apple by the European Commission.

How Much Of Apple's €13bn Do YOU Deserve?
# Quiz
# Quiz

How Much Of Apple's €13bn Do YOU Deserve?

Aug 30th 2016, 1:26 PM 10,695 Views 9 Comments

We all want a piece.

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

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

Aug 29th 2016, 8:00 PM 42,951 Views 144 Comments

For the government, it’s all about appearances.

Self-employed workers' rights were on the back burner for years, so why the change of heart now?
# Benefits
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# Benefits

Self-employed workers' rights were on the back burner for years, so why the change of heart now?

Aug 20th 2016, 9:30 AM 18,692 Views 40 Comments

Social Protection Minister Leo Varadkar wants to know what benefits self-employed workers want.

Trump announces changes to tax plan as protesters are removed from venue
# Money Talks
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# Money Talks

Trump announces changes to tax plan as protesters are removed from venue

Aug 8th 2016, 6:23 PM 18,752 Views 46 Comments

He said that no business should pay more than 15% of income in taxes.

Varadkar says state will fight legal challenges to sugar tax
# Obesity
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# Obesity

Varadkar says state will fight legal challenges to sugar tax

Aug 3rd 2016, 10:15 PM 14,874 Views 80 Comments

Minister Varadkar has been calling for a sugar tax for some time now, but other powers that be appear to be stalling on the tax.

Vulture funds using charitable status for tax avoidance being investigated
# Legal Loophole
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# Legal Loophole

Vulture funds using charitable status for tax avoidance being investigated

Jul 25th 2016, 9:46 AM 16,583 Views 51 Comments

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

Drinks lobby says Brexit vote makes strong case for alcohol tax reduction
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# Bring It Down

Drinks lobby says Brexit vote makes strong case for alcohol tax reduction

Jul 25th 2016, 8:28 AM 12,427 Views 35 Comments

The lobby group called on the government to make every possible effort in October’s Budget to compensate for the negative effect of Brexit.

Gardaí stop to help driver with flat tyre ... end up impounding car
# That Escalated Quickly
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# That Escalated Quickly

Gardaí stop to help driver with flat tyre ... end up impounding car

Jul 24th 2016, 7:40 PM 54,571 Views 62 Comments

The driver had no insurance, no NCT certificate or no tax.

New scheme to help first-time buyers on the way - and it will be back-dated
# October's News Today
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# October's News Today

New scheme to help first-time buyers on the way - and it will be back-dated

Jul 19th 2016, 5:17 PM 62,644 Views 72 Comments

A new help-to-buy scheme due to be announced on Budget Day will be backdated to today.

Ireland has made itself the laughing stock of the economic world, but does that matter?
# Leprechaun Economics
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# Leprechaun Economics

Ireland has made itself the laughing stock of the economic world, but does that matter?

Jul 16th 2016, 7:00 AM 57,385 Views 95 Comments

Multinational tax avoidance has been brought back on the agenda.

Gardaí clamp down on motorists without correct tax and insurance
# Checkpoints
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# Checkpoints

Gardaí clamp down on motorists without correct tax and insurance

Jul 4th 2016, 9:37 PM 78,453 Views 141 Comments

Three vehicles were seized today in the Dublin Metropolitan Region.

"A dark day for truth-telling": Whistleblowers who alerted the world to Luxleaks tax scandal convicted
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# Tax Avoidance

"A dark day for truth-telling": Whistleblowers who alerted the world to Luxleaks tax scandal convicted

Jun 30th 2016, 7:26 AM 32,169 Views 34 Comments

Both avoided jail, however.

Messi compared to 'crime boss' at tax fraud trial
# Allegations
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# Allegations

Messi compared to 'crime boss' at tax fraud trial

Jun 3rd 2016, 8:18 PM 20,985 Views 0 Comments

Mario Maza, the state attorney representing tax authorities in the trial, is seeking a prison sentence of 22 and a half months for the footballer.

Irish tax deals costing poorer countries 'millions' in tax revenues
# Follow The Money
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# Follow The Money

Irish tax deals costing poorer countries 'millions' in tax revenues

Apr 18th 2016, 8:56 AM 9,801 Views 48 Comments

ActionAid has called on the Irish government to reconsider treaties that reduce multinationals’ tax obligations in developing countries.

The largest leak of financial data ever shows how world leaders - and Lionel Messi - are hiding their wealth
# Panama Papers
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# Panama Papers

The largest leak of financial data ever shows how world leaders - and Lionel Messi - are hiding their wealth

Apr 3rd 2016, 8:30 PM 36,146 Views 67 Comments

The records come from a little-known law firm based in Panama called Mossack Fonseca.

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

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

Mar 4th 2016, 8:38 PM 21,575 Views 65 Comments

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

Michael Lowry loses bid to halt trial on tax offences
# Dismissed
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# Dismissed

Michael Lowry loses bid to halt trial on tax offences

Feb 23rd 2016, 4:23 PM 8,664 Views 0 Comments

The outgoing independent TD has pledged to appeal today’s decision.

Here's what all of the parties' general election promises mean for your wallet
# Cash Money
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# Cash Money

Here's what all of the parties' general election promises mean for your wallet

Feb 23rd 2016, 1:03 PM 19,559 Views 140 Comments

Taxback.com’s calculator aims to show how the plans of the main parties will affect your take home pay.

“Tax the rich” isn’t going to solve our problems after the election
# Opinion
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# Opinion

“Tax the rich” isn’t going to solve our problems after the election

Feb 20th 2016, 8:00 AM 418 Views 192 Comments

‘Why would you move to Ireland, as a doctor or an executive looking to invest, if you could take a job elsewhere and earn more after tax?’, writes Aaron McKenna.

P60 – What do I need to know before I banish it to the back of a drawer?
# Explainer
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# Explainer

P60 – What do I need to know before I banish it to the back of a drawer?

Feb 12th 2016, 7:00 AM 13,268 Views 29 Comments

P60 forms are often ‘filed’ in a drawer never to be seen again. However, it’s an important document.

Google's European president doesn't know how much he gets paid
# Taxing Question
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# Taxing Question

Google's European president doesn't know how much he gets paid

Feb 11th 2016, 1:54 PM 12,419 Views 21 Comments

Nice problem to have.

Overweight people should pay more tax. Others can't pay for our folly
# Column
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# Column

Overweight people should pay more tax. Others can't pay for our folly

Feb 6th 2016, 8:00 AM 6,524 Views 216 Comments

Operation Transformation is not fat-shaming. We can’t mollycoddle to spare people’s feelings, writes Aaron McKenna.

Poll: Should Apple be forced to pay more tax in Ireland?
# Poll
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# Poll

Poll: Should Apple be forced to pay more tax in Ireland?

Jan 22nd 2016, 9:11 AM 25,338 Views 120 Comments

Ireland’s tax dealings with the company could face censure from the EU.

Is Ireland a one-trick pony by enticing corporations with low taxes?
# Opinion
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# Opinion

Is Ireland a one-trick pony by enticing corporations with low taxes?

Jan 21st 2016, 8:00 AM 361 Views 64 Comments

Cillian Doyle says Ireland is a tax haven and we should change our ways before the decisions are taken out of our hands.

Fianna Fáil's new ad lashes Enda Kenny's infamous promise
# Election 2016
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# Election 2016

Fianna Fáil's new ad lashes Enda Kenny's infamous promise

Jan 13th 2016, 1:57 PM 28,040 Views 167 Comments

Gerry Adams agrees with the sentiment.

High Court says businessman in tax affairs case can be named as Denis O'Brien
# Court
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# Court

High Court says businessman in tax affairs case can be named as Denis O'Brien

Jan 13th 2016, 11:40 AM 22,174 Views 0 Comments

Yesterday, Justice O’Malley ordered that only the man’s initials could be published.

Fianna Fáil says it's ready to govern again and has big plans for USC
# Lesson Learned
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# Lesson Learned

Fianna Fáil says it's ready to govern again and has big plans for USC

Jan 12th 2016, 12:50 PM 12,415 Views 98 Comments

Party finance spokesperson Michael McGrath also insisted it would not be going into coalition with Sinn Féin.

This tax measure brought in €57m more than expected, but was it fair?
# Health Insurance
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# Health Insurance

This tax measure brought in €57m more than expected, but was it fair?

Jan 11th 2016, 6:10 AM 26,494 Views 32 Comments

A cap on tax relief on health insurance brought in €151 million.

Revenue seized 68 MILLION cigarettes in 2015 - some from very unusual places
# Holy Smokes
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# Holy Smokes

Revenue seized 68 MILLION cigarettes in 2015 - some from very unusual places

Jan 7th 2016, 6:04 PM 11,298 Views 18 Comments

A lot of drugs were seized too.

Getting paid today? Michael Noonan has sorted it so you won't pay extra USC
# Cheers For That
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# Cheers For That

Getting paid today? Michael Noonan has sorted it so you won't pay extra USC

Dec 31st 2015, 7:30 AM 30,703 Views 34 Comments

Happy New Year!

Enda Kenny is looking stateside and fancies copying their low tax rates
# Go West
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# Go West

Enda Kenny is looking stateside and fancies copying their low tax rates

Dec 20th 2015, 6:58 PM 21,404 Views 170 Comments

He’s promising tax cuts but the opposition is screaming “auction politics”.

Gerry Adams: 'Slab' Murphy is still a good republican
# Rights Denied
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# Rights Denied

Gerry Adams: 'Slab' Murphy is still a good republican

Dec 19th 2015, 7:33 PM 34,497 Views 291 Comments

The Sinn Féin TD believes Murphy has been treated “unfairly”.

Supermodel accused of dodging millions in tax
# Default In Her Stars
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# Default In Her Stars

Supermodel accused of dodging millions in tax

Dec 18th 2015, 3:33 PM 38,312 Views 19 Comments

Bar Refaeli is accused of not declaring taxes on an apartment.

A Renua candidate on the tax defaulters list says he wants to 'be accountable to others'
# Hands Up
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# Hands Up

A Renua candidate on the tax defaulters list says he wants to 'be accountable to others'

Dec 9th 2015, 3:11 PM 19,515 Views 77 Comments

Desmond Hayes says he wants to be open about his mistakes.

Tax lecturer pays €285,000 to Revenue over undeclared taxes
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# Default In Their Stars

Tax lecturer pays €285,000 to Revenue over undeclared taxes

Dec 8th 2015, 10:07 PM 47,811 Views 35 Comments

The man has written books on the subject.