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Irish Tax Institute communications director Olivia Buckley: “The effectiveness of existing global tax rules is challenged by the ongoing digitalisation of the economy,” she says. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

A European Commission proposal to tax the digital turnover of big tech firms could be challenged legally if it gets across the line, the Irish Tax Ins(...)

European tax commissioner Pierre Moscovici and Greece’s finance minister, Euclid Tsakalotos, at the Ecofin meeting in Brussels on Tuesday. Photograph: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images

A European Commission proposal to impose a special tax on the sales of big digital companies in the European Union threatens to hit Irish corporate ta(...)

EU finance commissioner Pierre Moscovici said Europe must “act fast” to secure a common approach to digital tax”. Adding that he expects Ireland to pay a positive role in the negotiations, despite its reservations. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA

Paschal Donohoe and other EU finance ministers have sharply criticised EU finance commissioner Pierre Moscovici, as tensions rise before next week’s b(...)

Cora O’Brien of the Irish Tax Institute told an Oireachtas committee that “high tax rates do not equal high yield from tax”

High taxation, poor infrastructure and the housing crisis have all been attributed at an Oireachtas committee as causes for Ireland’s high cost of doi(...)

Shadow play: the shadow of US president Donald Trump is seen as he talks with reporters at the White House

The Irish operations of US companies play a critical role in the global success of those firms and will continue to do so regardless of moves to slash(...)

CeBaS director Prof Andy Prothero: Businesses are doing a lot of positive things in their approach to society and we want to support them in that

Yesterday marked the launch of a brand new and very different type of research centre at UCD College of Business. The UCD Centre for Business and Soci(...)

US President Donald Trump is expected to announce tax reform proposals on Wednesday

Ireland has little to fear from plans by US president Donald Trump to slash the US corporate tax rate to 20 per cent in a bid to lure US companies to (...)

Irish Tax Institute policy director Cora O’Brien (left) and communications director Olivia Buckley at the launch in Dublin of the report on  tax strategy to grow Irish indigenous exports. Photograph: Julien Behal

Ireland’s tax code is failing indigenous exporters and creating an over-reliance on foreign multinationals, the Irish Tax Institute has warned. In a(...)

Seamus Coffey: “It is hard to imagine any reform – even unilateral US tax reform – posing a greater threat to the huge gains from Ireland’s most successful economic policy than the CCCTB.”

The introduction of a common consolidated corporate tax base (CCCTB) across Europe poses a greater threat to the Irish economy than any possible refor(...)

The question persists, however, as to whether more people should be brought into the income taxation system. Photograph: Getty Images

It is a figure that might surprise, but some 920,700 people will be exempt from paying income tax in 2017. And no, these figures do not refer to tho(...)

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