Tax Strategy

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The latest figures show the Government collected just under €30.5 billion in taxes for the period, which was €209 million less than it expected at the start of the year.  File photograph: Getty Images

Exchequer returns for the first eight months of the year suggest the scope for spending increases and tax cuts in October’s budget remains extremely l(...)

Sean Quinn: behind Quinnbet with his son and two sons-in-law. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Seán Quinn, his son Seán Quinn jnr and sons-in-law Stephen Kelly and Niall McPartland have launched their Quinnbet online betting venture at a time wh(...)

The Revenue this week set out various options that Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe might pursue in his first budget on October 10th. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Pre-budget speculation ramped up this week with the publication of papers from the Tax Strategy Group. The group of senior civil servants set out vari(...)

About  140,000 racegoers are expected to converge on Galway to wager €13 million between the betting ring and tote.  Photograph:  Niall Carson/PA Wire

The Government is weighing an increase in betting tax that horseracing and breeding groups suggest could be passed to punters. The news comes as an e(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has said: “We want everyone on an income to gain from this [USC reduction]. But we want the gains to be proportionate.” Photograph: Alan Betson

It has been touted as the budget that could bring down a government, with the Government’s plan to move towards scrapping the universal social charge (...)

A surge in corporate tax receipts last year has been linked to a move by Apple to shift some of its intellectual property  rights here in wake of global moves to clamp down on multinational tax avoidance under the OECD’s Base Erosion and Profit Shifting  initiative. Photograph:  Yui Mok/PA Wire

Even a modest rise in Ireland’s 12.5 per cent corporation tax rate could seriously undermine the flow of foreign direct investment (FDI) here, a stud(...)

“Under our tax laws an employee who takes a pay cut and gets a benefit in return remains liable to tax on the forgone amount.” Photograph: Joe St Leger

Figures from the business information company Vision-net showed that 25 Irish companies collapsed in the space of a week recently, as the aftershocks (...)

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