British chancellor George Osborne said last week some of “the largest companies in the world”, including tech giants such as Google, Facebook and Amazon, were using “elaborate structures” to avoid tax.  Photograph: Jens Meyer/AP Photo

Multinationals will be given 30 days to pay a 25 per cent penalty tax by the British Revenue and Customs if it decides that they have improperly shif(...)

The PwC office in Luxembourg: The leaked documents reviewed by ICIJ involve deals negotiated by PricewaterhouseCoopers, one of the world’s largest accounting firms, on behalf of hundreds of corporate clients.

Pepsi, IKEA, FedEx and 340 other international companies have secured secret deals from Luxembourg, allowing many of them to slash their global tax bi(...)

Met Éireann has issued a status orange wind warning for Donegal, Leitrim, Mayo and Sligo as strong gale force winds hit gusts of 120km/h overnight. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Many commuters experienced major delays this morning with rail and road users affected by the high winds caused by the remnants of Hurricane Gonzal(...)

If Google does shift even more of its operations to this country in the post Double Irish-world, perhaps Apple, Facebook and other may do the same.  Photograph: AP Photo/Jens Meyer

Unbearable pressure was exerted on this State by our neighbours in Europe to take action unilaterally to close down corporate tax avoidance loopholes (...)

A girl views fallen pieces of a church roof after Hurricane Gonzalo passed through in Sandys Parish, western Bermuda. Photograph: Nicola Muirhead/Reuters

Crews cleared away downed trees and power lines today after Hurricane Gonzalo battered Bermuda for several hours but caused no deaths or serious injur(...)

 Hurricane Gonzalo moves over the Atlantic Ocean north of Bermuda today. Photograph: ASA Goddard MODIS Rapid Response Team

Many parts of Ireland are due a deluge this weekend with Met Éireann forecasting intense rainfall over the next two days.The forecaster has issued a (...)

Conor O’Brien of KPMG: “The core of our offering is the 12.5 per cent rate, it is not just low but it has been consistent.”

The international coverage of Ireland’s corporation tax regime over the past few years has tended to cast it in a rather negative light. It was the su(...)

 Rory McIlroy sits on the 17th tee as he waits to play his shot during the final round of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at The Old Course  in St Andrews, Scotland. Photo:  Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Maybe, it would seem, the gerrymandering that goes on with the PGA Tour’s end-of-season playoffs for the FedEx Cup is the right way; at least in te(...)

A warning from the OECD
  • Economy
  • September 18, 2014, 12:43

The discreet message from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in its report on the reform of international business tax (...)

Pascal Saint-Amans, chief architect of OECD’s tax proposals

Q: What is the import of these proposals for people in the Irish tax world and for Irish people concerned about public criticism of Ireland’s regim(...)