Director of the OECD centre for tax policyPascal Saint-Amans. Photograph: Eric Piermont/AFP

Ireland will suffer more than most countries if efforts to secure a global digital tax agreement fail, triggering an international “trade war or tax w(...)

Photograph: iStock

The European Union may delay digital tax proposals to give countries move time to hammer out a deal and avert a transatlantic trade war, a top officia(...)

The Savoy Hotel in London – just one of many high-profile international businesses that have become masters at minimising tax. Photograph: iStock

The Savoy Hotel has been welcoming its well-heeled and connected clientele for 131 years. But for all the Art Deco design and the sublime personal ser(...)

Robert Lighthizer, US trade representative at Wednesday’s Senate Finance Committee hearing in the US. Photographer: Bloomberg

The suspension of talks between Europe and the US on new international tax rules for tech giants such as Apple, Facebook and Google could be deeply pr(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: “We are open to solutions which respect our right to compete fairly and which respect the legitimacy of Ireland’s long-standing 12.5%  corporate tax rate”

A global agreement on tax, one that respects Ireland’s 12.5 per cent corporate tax rate, is vital to facilitate further trade and investment, Taoiseac(...)

A French council warned against the OECD’s   corporate tax plans. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

The OECD’s proposal to allow national governments to tax a slice of multinationals’ profits on the basis of sales in their countries would hardly rais(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe ahead of delivering his budget speech to the Dáil this week. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Ireland could lose more than 10 per cent of its corporation tax revenue under new proposals to reform the global tax system, business lobby group Ibe(...)

On Wednesday, the OECD Secretariat released a consultation document, containing the broad outline of its proposals, which have still be to agreed by member states

The OECD and global tax: what’s going on? Since 2016, the Paris-based the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has been work(...)

The OECD is now looking at the most fundamental revision of the basis of taxation in almost a century. Photograph: Getty Images

The OECD Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) rules may have been what was sought by participating countries at the outset, but they haven’t delive(...)

French economist Thomas Piketty: ‘The profits of big global companies must be declared on a global level.’ Photograph: Ed Alcock/New York Times

Thomas Piketty and Joseph Stiglitz are celebrity economists with a mission to bend capitalism from its liberal, deregulated, inequality-generating tra(...)

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