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 Finland’s Finance Minister Annika Saarikko (L) is welcomed by Eurogroup president Paschal Donohoe (2-L), ECB president Christine Lagarde (2-R) and German finance minister Olaf Scholz (R) during a meeting of Eurogroup Finance Ministers at the European Council building in Luxembourg,  June 17th. Photograph: Francisco Seco/EPA

Talks on a major reform package for global corporate tax are entering a crucial two weeks, ahead of a key meeting of negotiations at end of the month (...)

US treasury secretary Janet Yellen referred to aspects of the plan which would put pressure on countries to adopt a new agreed minimum rate. Photograph: Justin Tallis, WPA Pool/ Getty

The extent of the US push for an agreement on a global minimum corporate tax rate is becoming clear, with part of the plan posing a threat to Irish co(...)

The Irish 12.5 per cent rate – and the fierce political commitment, unchanged from government to government, to maintain it – has acted as a beacon to foreign investors.

The meeting between US treasury secretary Janet Yellen and Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe in London last weekend – and the related deliberations(...)

President Joe Biden’s plan to overhaul the international tax system will face a difficult passage through the US congress as Republicans threaten to vote down a prospective deal in a senate where a two-thirds majority is necessary for approval. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

President Joe Biden’s plan to overhaul the international tax system will face a difficult passage through the US congress as Republicans threaten to v(...)

Apple must declare where it makes its money – and what it does, naturally, is claim its profits accrue to subsidiaries in countries with low tax rates on those profits, Ireland in particular.

Over the weekend, largely at the urging of Janet Yellen, the US treasury secretary, finance ministers from the Group of 7 – the major advanced economi(...)

Japan’s finance minister Taro Aso with Minister for Finance and Eurogroup president Paschal Donohoe at the G7 finance ministers meeting in London at the weekend. Photograph: Rob Pinney/PA

After this weekend’s agreement among G7 finance ministers, there is no doubt that the corporate tax issue is now coming to the boil after years of tal(...)

President Joe Biden. Photograph: Susan Walsh/AP Photo

Ireland has been focused on the OECD talks on global corporate tax reform, which G7 finance ministers are trying to progress at this weekend’s talks i(...)

The US recorded its fastest rate of annual house price growth since 2005 in the first quarter of this year. Photograph: iStock

Rising prices, insufficient supply, bidding wars. The current state of the housing market is not solely an Irish problem. As the United States emerges(...)

Minister for Finance and president of the Eurogroup Paschal Donohoe and British chancellor of the exchequer Rishi Sunak: The US is keen on a global minimum rate as it would stop its tech giants shifting their profits to low-tax jurisdictions. Photograph: Hollie Adams

The leading advanced economies are set to agree a common position on taxing multinational companies on Saturday in a bid to end a three-decade race to(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe: Many view the  pandemic unemployment payment as an attempt to bridge the gap between the current welfare system and a more contributions-based one. Photograph:  Kyran O’Brien

The Government’s new Commission on Taxation and Welfare will examine the possibility of moving to a more European-style social insurance model where u(...)

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