New Speaker of the House Paul Ryan with his predecessor John Boehner: at 45, Mr Ryan is the youngest Speaker in 140 years. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Wisconsin Republican Paul Ryan joked on Sunday that his first job as the new Speaker of the House of Representatives was to rid the smell of smoke fro(...)

The evidence is that the top rate of tax in Ireland at 52 (55 per cent for self-employed) is not out of line with other EU and OECD countries.

Wilbur Mills who was chair of the powerful US House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee for 17 years said “Don’t tax him. Don’t tax me. Tax th(...)

Edward Kleinbard, professor of law at the University of Southern California, addressed the House of Representatives’ Ways and Means Committee.

The use of offshore Irish companies by tech giant Apple to avoid billions of dollars in US taxes came under scrutiny again on Capitol Hill as a congre(...)