Brian Keegan

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More than 150 categories of employee, many of them working in the services and health sectors, automatically receive a modest tax deduction to reflect costs incurred to do their job.

A Revenue Commissioners review of employees’ entitlement to claim flat-rate expenses could effectively cancel out the benefit of Budget 2019 for thou(...)

Central Bank  governor Philip Lane: he hinted it might be possible to tie a SSIA-type scheme  to a metric like unemployment. Photograph: Getty Images

One of the caveats Central Bank of Ireland governor Philip Lane tied to his idea for another Special Savings Incentive Account (SSIA)-type scheme was (...)

Squeezed middle: are those likely to do best out of Budget 2019 the  middle-income earners? Photograph: iStockphoto/Getty

Can the so-called squeezed middle expect any significant “unsqueezing” in Budget 2019? Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has promised they will ben(...)

Taxing times: US president Donald Trump may have delivered a huge Christmas gift to corporate America. Photograph: Reuters

US president Donald Trump specifically called out Ireland as a location to which “American” jobs had moved in the debate over the new US tax Bill. The(...)

Accounting Technicians Ireland president Dargan FitzGerald with Emer Duffy, lead sales manager, Sage, at the launch of ATI’s annual conference 2017, The Next Frontier. Photograph:  Conor McCabe Photography

MONDAY Results: Kainos. Indicators: German consumer confidence (Dec); US new home sales (Oct). TUESDAY Results: Cranswick, Falcon Oil & Ga(...)

Britain’s chancellor of the exchequer Philip Hammond with prime minister Theresa May after he presented his budget statement in the House of Commons on Wednesday. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Moves in the British budget to seek a bigger tax contribution from major digital companies underline the battle facing Ireland from international deve(...)

Irish beef: Ireland’s food sector could have to compete on equal terms with big players like Argentina and New Zealand. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

If there is one thing that might drive the UK and the EU towards a trade deal after Brexit it is the head-wrecking complexity that will result if they(...)

Cliff Taylor: However as the only English-speaking country in the EU post-Brexit, with a large number of established American companies, we still have a strong enough hand to play.

For years Ireland’s corporate tax regime has been one of the factors attracting US investment here. So when a new US president outlines plans for chan(...)

Paschal Donohoe: looks set to reimpose the cap on tax write-downs companies can claim relating to intellectual property assets. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

For years, the taxation of big international companies was something of a game. Big multinationals – mainly from the United States – exploited gaps an(...)

American Chamber of Commerce chief executive Mark Redmond at the Oireachtas Committee hearing on the Apple Tax ruling

There may be 13 billion reasons for wanting to accept the European Commission’s ruling that Ireland gave Apple illegal State aid but it would be a fal(...)

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