Michael Noonan

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Corporation tax: Microsoft and other US tech firms told Michael Noonan that “keeping the current standard will make Ireland a more attractive location for a regional headquarters”. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

Ireland is one of 40 countries that have not signed up to a tax reform that would change where multinational companies pay corporation tax on their pr(...)

 Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe:  said  changing the rules would have a detrimental impact on the value of the State’s investment in the banks. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has ruled out amending tax regulations, which allow banks to offset losses made during the recession against fut(...)

Independent TD Mattie McGrath. Photograph: Eric Luke

Institutional tax avoidance still appears to be rampant in the State, it was claimed in the Dáil as further questions were raised in relation to the P(...)

Michael Noonan: in the 2015 budget, he ended the double Irish tax scheme and abolished the 80 per cent rule so firms could claim tax relief on up to 100 per cent of profits from their IP investment. Photograph: Jock Fistick/Bloomberg

Ireland has always tended to give the benefit of the doubt to multinationals when it comes to tax matters. The challenge in recent years has been tryi(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar meeting Apple chief Tim Cook in San Francisco last week. Photograph: Suzanne Lynch.

Closing tax loopholes is “constantly a game of cat and mouse,” Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said. He added that very smart tax lawyers were going throug(...)

A  man holds two boxes for  Apple’s new iPhone X at an Apple Store. Apple said it pays tax at Ireland’s statutory 12.5 per cent. Photograph: Reuters

Apple has confirmed all of its global sales outside of the United States are recorded in Ireland. This indicates the sales recorded by its operations(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe: establishing a working group to examine how to amalgamate USC with pay-related social insurance. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe appears to have closed the door on any chance of more low-paid workers being taken out of the tax net in comi(...)

The Finance Bill provides for legislative changes to introduce new processes for employers and the Revenue, under a PAYE modernisation programme.

Employees are to receive entitlements from tax allowances and credits more quickly under a new system being introduced in 2019, but it will also mean (...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe: He can harangue the banks. But will he give the Central Bank new powers? Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Next week, Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe will haul in the bank chiefs for a dressing-down about their response to the tracker mortgage scandal.(...)

President Donald Trump and Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell. Photograph: Tom Brenner/The New York Times

Ireland’s corporate tax regime was the unlikely focus of “fake news” allegations this week after US president Donald Trump claimed Ireland was reducin(...)

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