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‘As far as corporation tax goes, Ireland is, historically, 100 per cent a tax haven’

The Rebel Accountant tells Ben Haugh why he broke ranks to pen an anonymous exposé on his industry after discovering how a murky system makes the tax burdens of the super-rich disappear while the little people take the hit

Over the last couple of decades, we’ve seen a huge amount of money flowing into Ireland and then immediately flowing out of Ireland. Picture: Getty

Who are you and why did you write this book?

Rebel Accountant: Well, I’m not going to tell you who I am as it would blow my anonymous cover. But I’m a London-based tax adviser. This book follows my journey of becoming an accountant. I was working for a company that made music videos and adverts, which some people dream of doing, and I realised it wasn’t for me and I became an accountant. Twenty ...