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Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure and Reform Paschal Donohoe at Government Buildings. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Government is on course for another record tax take this year thanks to the ongoing windfall in corporation tax. However, Minister for Finance Pa(...)

An €896 million surplus at the end of July compared to a deficit of €277 million a year earlier. Photograph: iStock

Increased revenues from taxes on consumer spending and companies’ profits contributed to a near-€900 million Government surplus for the seven months t(...)

Minister for Finance  Paschal Donohoe Photograph: Alan Betson

Proposals to impose a minimum tax on the profits of major multinationals is the biggest threat to Ireland from the OECD’s tax reform process, Irish ta(...)

Total taxes collected in January and February came to €8.106bn, while the government’s non-tax revenues for the period were €1.36bn

The exchequer collected just more than €8.1 billion in taxes in the first two months of the year, an increase of €293 million or 3.7 per cent on the s(...)

Squeezed middle: are those likely to do best out of Budget 2019 the  middle-income earners? Photograph: iStockphoto/Getty

Can the so-called squeezed middle expect any significant “unsqueezing” in Budget 2019? Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has promised they will ben(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe  .Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / THE IRISH TIMES

The Government’s finances are on target for the first time this year, the latest exchequer returns reveal. The figures for May show the Government h(...)

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(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe: A recent study of our corporation tax code by economist Séamus Coffey has assured the Department of Finance that the current upswing could be relied upon until at least 2020.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Since 2015, there has been a “level shift” in corporate tax receipts flowing to the exchequer, with most of the increased revenue coming from a just h(...)

One south Dublin property earns more than €163,000 in rental income each year. Photograph: Bloomberg

A study of Airbnb data has found that one south Dublin property earns more than €163,000 in rental income annually from being listed on the site and t(...)

US president Donald Trump shows samples of the proposed new tax form. Tax proposals emanating from Brussels appear to carry much more danger for Ireland.

The latest tax plans from the US administration suggest one thing clearly. It is that the greatest threat to Ireland in terms of corporate tax changes(...)

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