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While the Biden administration is leading the charge internationally on the tax reform plan, it remains unclear whether it can deliver at home. Photograph: EPA/ Samuel Corum / Pool

Thank goodness for corporation tax. There may be doubts about the hit it will take from global tax reform, but for the moment it is the gift which kee(...)

The Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe’s department  said  the exchequer deficit  was €5.3 billion for the six months to June 30th. Photograph: AFP via Getty

A €32 billion bill to combat the impact of Covid-19 left the State almost €12.3 billion in the red at the end of last month, according to June’s exche(...)

Pubs, restaurants and retail have reopened but some sectors of the Irish economy never stopped growing during the pandemic.

Recent Irish economic indicators have, in the main, been remarkably strong. With reopening just getting under way, how is this happening and what does(...)

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(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe and Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Michael McGrath. Photograph: Julien Behal

The Irish Fiscal Advisory Council (Ifac) this week delivered what can only be described as a stinging attack on Government budgetary policy. The fisca(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe said part of the VAT rise was a “base effect” caused by deferment of VAT payments last March as the economy entered crisis mode. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Government has highlighted the “resilience” of consumers and the labour market, as a rise in income tax and VAT receipts helped to limit the huge (...)

US president Joe Biden speaks  to the press  in the East Room of the White House on April 1st, in Washington, DC. Photograph: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Tax experts say that key negotiations with the US Congress on details of the new tax plan proposed by president Joe Biden will determine the extent of(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe. Photograph: Leah Farrell/

Fluid doesn’t quite describe it. The public-health situation, from which everything else seems to flow, is changing so rapidly from week to week that (...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe: he  will publish end-year exchequer figures on Tuesday

Full-year exchequer returns for 2020, due out later on Tuesday, will show a decline in the Government’s annual tax take. This is understandable in the(...)

EU competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager ordered Apple in 2016 to pay €13.1bn in back taxes. Photograph: John Thys/AFP via Getty Images

Paul Gallagher, the State’s Attorney General during the depths of the financial crisis, has had a busy time getting back up to speed since Taoiseach M(...)

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