Ryanair challenges Irish tax law in bid to finalise staff agreements

Law requires airline to tax employees who don’t live here but work on Irish-registered aircraft

Ryanair crews  paying income tax here while based elsewhere are coming out with less after-tax pay than  employees working for local airlines.  Photograph; AFP

Ryanair crews paying income tax here while based elsewhere are coming out with less after-tax pay than employees working for local airlines. Photograph; AFP

Ryanair is challenging an Irish tax law that is forcing it to levy income tax on employees who don’t live here.

The law that requires the airline to tax the employees, because they work on Irish-registered aircraft, is preventing the airline from finalising agreements with trade unions that grounded Ryanair flights earlier this year.

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