Will Ireland's corporation tax survive?


And we had three Finance ministers in 1991:

  • Albert Reynolds
  • Charlie Haughty (acting)
  • Bertie Ahern

And then when it was renewed in 2007:

  • Brian Cowan

Yep, enough said!


Is that four of a kind or a royal flush?


I was wondering why FF were being abnormally quiet on this!


Wow :open_mouth:


The Irish Times, as predicted!

John McManus: Why we have no right to spend Apple’s €13bn
The money does not belong to us and we should give it back to its owners
irishtimes.com/opinion/john- … -1.2774603

EU decision on Apple: Are we defending the indefensible?
In the absence of standardisation of rates or tax bases, the state aids inquiry is a clumsy, blunt mechanism
irishtimes.com/opinion/edito … -1.2774625


I watched Six One there.
The EU commissioner was a bit disingenuous saying that a company without staff or operations can’t have Revenue. She knows full well that patent company’s exist.

Richard Bruton was very very weak when giving his view ‘EC can’t act as judge jury executioner’. I’d hate to see him up against her in any intellectual battle.

We urgently need someone outside the echo chamber to independently review what Revenue, MNC and the Big 4 have been up to.

Has the simple word ‘Fraud’ been used yet ?
Ireland is like a Liberian registered oil tanker. Getting approval from our government and revenue has precisely f**k all moral weight.

Brian Hayes is furiously back peddling now saying ‘these are legacy issues’ ‘Noonan changed the rules’


There is probably a ton highly experience people in EU trading law located in London who could be used after the Brexit


From today’s IT:


Well if no one wants the money i would be happy with 0.05% of it :laughing:


There is an assumption here of some big political-administrative-corporate nexus here.

It is not how it works.

The government sets tax policy, and leaves it to Revenue to *implement *it.

No one can give Revenue a call (not the Minister, not the head of the IDA) and be told how much *any *firm pays in tax.

This is not how it works in many countries, but Ireland but taxpayer confidentiality is taken incredibly seriously at all levels in Revenue.


If you really think that is how things work here, you are being naive.


Eh. this guy would agree with you.


I’ll admit it is how it’s supposed to work, and how it’s said to work. However, I would have no reason to be confident that that is in fact how it works, and the track record around things like bank regulation etc., support that skepticism.

If I was either a Minister or an IDA official and wanted to know how much a firm pays in tax in order to help them out, the obvious place to get that information is from the firm itself.


EC proposes mandatory consolidated tax rules for large companies

rte.ie/news/business/2016/10 … tax-rules/


You have to give Ireland opportunities to openly display their contempt for their partners in the E.U. before you can move against them. This is one of those opportunities.
At present it is business as usual.
Would the big German and French companies really miss the trade they do with Ireland.
Is there any common infrastructure policy that depends on a country on the periphery that warrants the leakage of trillions of taxable activity in the greater E.U.


There are other taxes in the pipeline.

German Parties Vying in Elections Differ on Domestic Taxes - -> bna.com/german-parties-vying-n57982088239/

E-commerce platforms face new VAT liability rules - -> euractiv.com/section/digita … ity-rules/

Netflix, YouTube to Pay Tax on Turnover in France Under New Law - -> variety.com/2017/film/global/net … 202565236/


irishtimes.com/business/eco … -1.3497421


Ireland is the world’s biggest corporate ‘tax haven’, say academics

irishtimes.com/business/eco … -1.3528401


Dublin-based tech firm relocates to US due to Trump’s ‘favourable’ tax changes

irishtimes.com/business/tec … -1.3612765


Some interesting tax measures coming into law this year and next.
rte.ie/news/business/2018/1 … avoidance/