IMF managing director Christine Lagarde delivers a speech during the IMF/World Bank annual meetings in Lima. Photograph: Ernesto Benavides/AFP/Getty Images

The world’s leading finance ministers agreed on Friday to change the rules on taxing profits, and warned multinational companies they could no long(...)

Taxation commissioner Pierre Moscovici says  the CCCTB is ‘the best instrument for fighting cross-border tax abuse’  Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

The European Commission has opened a public consultation into its proposed scheme for a Common Consolidated Corporate Tax Base (CCCTB) ahead of its pl(...)

A social welfare office in Dublin: Ireland has by far the highest level of jobless households in the EU, at over twice the EU average of 10.7 per cent. Photograph: Frank Miller /	The Irish Times 2:51

Ireland has relatively high rates of poverty and social exclusion. With almost 30 per cent of Irish people in this category it is significantly above (...)

Ireland will have to act wisely, observing which way the wind is blowing, measuring its response, and all the while seeking to preserve the benefits of its vital foreign direct investment sector

You don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind is blowing in relation to the taxation of multinationals. Whether it’s Margaret Hodge in Westmi(...)

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(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan warns EU proposals on tax should not go further than OECD standards.

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has welcomed the publication of today’s OECD report saying it poses no threat to Ireland’s foreign direct investme(...)

Pascal Saint-Amans, director of the Centre for Tax Policy and Administration at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

The new global template for taxing multinationals could lead to more corporation tax being collected by Ireland, according to the head of the team beh(...)

The changes to global tax rules are considered by Irish tax experts and policymakers to contain both threats and potential advantages for Ireland.

A plan for overhauling the global system for the taxation of multinationals, to be published on Monday in Paris, will contain major challenges and (...)

Renua Ireland leader Lucinda Creighton. The party will make the flat rate suggestion in its pre-budget submission. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Renua Ireland will propose a flat rate income tax of 23 per cent when it publishes its pre-budget submission on Monday. The party has made a flat tax(...)

The Organisation of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) logo is seen at the company’s headquarters in Paris, France, on Friday, May 28, 2010. Slovenia, along with Israel and Estonia, are joining the Paris-based organization of 31 of the world’s most developed economies. Photographer: Antoine Antoniol/Bloomberg

An increasing number of smaller economies are likely to lower their corporation tax rates as a result of the ongoing global reform of multinational ta(...)