The OECD proposals come amid a public outcry over the low levels of tax being paid by big corporations such as Google, Apple and Starbucks.  Photograph: Brent Lewin/Bloomberg

What is the OECD proposing? The Paris-based think-tank has come up with a series of proposals to reform the international tax code. They are aimed (...)

OECD Director of Tax, Pascal Saint-Amans speaking to the media during G20 finance ministers and central bank governors meetings on February 23, 2014  in Sydney. Photograph: Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images

The tax structures used by some of Ireland’s largest multinational employers are likely to be brought to an e(...)

Australian treasurer Joe Hockey speaks to the media at the close of the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors meetings today. Photograph:   Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images

The world’s top economies agreed today to develop stricter rules on cross-border taxation to close loopholes that have allowed multinationals s(...)

Pascal Saint-Amans,  director of the Centre for Tax Policy and Administration at the OECD, defended Ireland’s right to set its own corporation tax rate. Photograph: Julien Behal/Maxwells

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has said the changes to company residence rules that he is introducing as part of Budget 2014 will not “put an (...)

Committee member Richard Boyd Barrett contested Mr Saint-Amans’s view that Ireland was not a tax haven

Ireland is emphatically not a tax haven, according to the head of the tax division of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development. The c(...)

The Oireachtas sub-committee will meet an OECD representative to discuss global taxation architecture.

An Oireachtas sub-committee will today consider the tax practices of multinational companies based in Ireland. The Sub-Committee on Global Taxation w(...)

Pascal Saint-Amans: “What puts Ireland in jeopardy is the perception that Ireland charges 2 per cent.” Photograph: Roslan Rahman/AFP/Getty Images

Ireland has given “smart and constructive assistance” to a developing international plan for preventing multinationals escaping paying corporation tax(...)