Revenue briefed 550 tax advisers on the working of the temporary Covid-19 wage subsidt scheme. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Higher earners can apply immediately to avail of the amended Covid-19 wage subsidy scheme, according to Revenue, while other workers will have to wait(...)

Ministers were briefed about the possible widespread closure of schools, postponement of sporting events and other mass gatherings and businesses in order to contain the spread of the coronavirus. Photograph: Getty Images

A Time magazine profile of Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus in November noted that the World Health Organisation chief “never stops worrying” – something th(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe speaking at the Irish Tax Institute annual dinner in Dublin on Friday. Photograph: Julien Behal

Government finances need to be kept in surplus to guard against the risk of a bigger-than-expected fall-off in corporation tax revenues, Minister for (...)

The OECD says the State is the second most progressive for income tax among its 36 member countries, and the most progressive among its EU members. Photograph: iStock

In the ephemeral festive glow of the coming weeks, family and friends returning home for the Christmas holidays from lives abroad will at some stage f(...)

Luxembourg prime minister Xavier Bettel gestures during a news conference after his meeting with Boris Johnson. Photograph: Reuters

You wouldn’t like him when he’s angry. UK prime minister Boris Johnson likened himself and the UK to the Incredible Hulk this week in their collective(...)

The institute said that a person earning €75,000 pays eight times more personal tax (income tax, USC and social insurance) than someone earning €25,000. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

It is “unsustainable” to keep more than 750,000 income earners outside of the tax loop, the Irish Tax Institute (ITI) has warned. In a pre-budge(...)

We’ve never had it so good?

The recovery in the Irish jobs market since the crash has been extraordinary. First job numbers picked up in some sectors, then across the board and n(...)

Work on the primary inspection posts where imported goods will be checked at Dublin Port after Brexit. Photograph: Enda O’Dowd

The Government should introduce deferred accounting of import VAT for three months to help businesses avoid a cash-flow crisis after Brexit, business (...)

File photograph: iStock

Almost 11,000 employees have received less than half of their gross pay so far this month because of changes to Revenue’s reporting systems, with acco(...)

Feargal O’Rourke, managing partner of PwC Ireland, at the Above & Beyond Awards last night following the announcement of his re-election. Photograph: Maxwell

Feargal O’Rourke has been re-elected as managing partner of accountancy firm PwC Ireland by its members for another four years. A partner of PwC sinc(...)

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