All social welfare payments are exempt from USC, along with income that is subject to the Dirt tax.

The Government has announced a series of changes to the Universal Social Charge (USC) from January 1st that will return €772 million to taxpayers in a(...)

We had a lot of money taken away from us in the crisis years budgets. And we got a few euro back last year. However Budget 2016, to be presented on(...)

Michael Noonan: has confirmed that the unloved USC will be reduced. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

In recent years, budget week has been a downer, but things are starting to look up again. The Irish Tax Institute said the country can expect tax cuts(...)

The ESRI last week called for a “neutral” budget, one that neither stimulates nor contracts the economy. But this isn’t what most people will be ho(...)

Welcoming the Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (Beps) report, Mr Noonan said the OECD proposals would “play to Ireland’s advantage”, despite fears it could provoke a flight of multinationals. Photograph: Getty Images

The Government has warned the European Union not to attempt to go beyond plans published on Monday that seek to lay down new global rules on taxing mu(...)

Ibec economist Fergal O’Brien: Ireland not at races when it comes to personal taxation. Photograph: Eric Luke /Irish Times

Proposals to clamp down on multinational tax avoidance are unlikely to alter the amount of tax paid by companies, an Irish tax expert has claimed. Di(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan: the Irish Tax Institute expects him to implement tax cuts worth €600 million to €700 million in the budget. Photograph: Eric Luke

Ireland risks deterring high- calibre foreign executives from moving here because of its relatively high tax rates, the Irish Tax Institute has warne(...)

Brian Keegan of Chartered Accountants Ireland says non-executive directors of non-commercial bodies are already entitled to claim tax relief on their expenses

Fiona Reddan Tax experts have called on the Government to bring the concept of the “normal place of work” into the 21st century, by updating rules on (...)

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker. The commission is proposing that a mandatory common corporate tax base be introduced on a staged basis. Photograph: Ints Kalnins/Reuters

The European Commission is to propose a mandatory common corporate tax base next month as part of a wide-ranging clampdown on corporate tax avoidance.(...)

The proposals from the Department of Finance included a recommendation that appeals should only be made to the High Court, and that appeals to the Circuit Court would no longer be allowed. Photograph: Frank Miller /	The Irish Times

Controversial proposals by the Department of Finance to make tax appeal hearings open to the public for the first time have met strong resistance from(...)