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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(...)

Following months of research, including help from former Google employees, the House of Commons inquiry has found that Google UK staff do, in fact, make sales. Photograph: Reuters

Google’s Matt Brittin was the smoothest executive on view when Google, Starbucks and Amazon were hauled last year before the House of Commons’ public (...)

Chief superintendent Alan McCrum, silver commander for Belfast during G8 outlines security measures.

The PSNI is “quietly optimistic” that protests planned before the G8 summit in Co Fermanagh will be peaceful.Chief Supt Alan McCrum, outlining plans (...)

New York governor Andrew Cuomo: has proposed tax-free zones centred on the state’s public universities to attract jobs.  Photograph: Nathaniel Brooks/The New York Times

While Apple, Starbucks and other big companies are drawing scrutiny in Washington for their low tax rates and use of jurisdictions such as Ireland, N(...)

Holland’s byzantine network of tax treaties has led to some 23,000 shell companies setting up in the country

There was a sharp intake of breath in The Hague at the end of March when a senior executive of Starbucks told a British parliamentary inquiry he could(...)

Marks and Spencer is in the spotlight for its tax practices. (Photograph Dara Mac Dónaill/THE IRISH TIMES)

Retailer Marks & Spencer has become the latest in a line of UK based companies to have the spot-light shone on its tax-practices. Acc(...)

Google’s European, Middle East and African sales headquarters on Barrow Street, Dublin. Photograph: Paul McErlane/Bloomberg via Getty Images

The ongoing political controversy over the level of tax being paid by Google in its major European markets could have serious implications for (...)

Tricky manoeuvres on tax

Finance Minister Michael Noonan, as chairman of the European Union’s finance ministers during Ireland’s time as president of the European counc(...)

Google’s European headquarters in Dublin: a House of Commons committee accused companies such as Starbucks, Google and Amazon of “immoral” use of secretive jurisdictions, royalty arrangements and complex company structures to avoid paying tax in Britain. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

When European finance ministers gather this week in Brussels, discussion won’t purely focus on Europe’s response to the latest phase of the fin(...)

The four biggest firms –  Deloitte, Ernst & Young, KPMG and PwC – have four times as many staff dealing with  transfer pricing  schemes used by multinationals to siphon off income to low-tax countries

Major international accounting firms handling tax affairs for multinational firms run rings around the United Kingdom’s Revenu(...)

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