Brian Keegan

Brian Keegan

Taxing times ahead at TDs’ clinics

Taxing times ahead at TDs’ clinics

Revenue’s plans to abolish some flat-rate expenses for PAYE workers is likely to cause headaches for employees and TDs alike

The Brexit paperwork is just one worry for Northern businesses

The Brexit paperwork is just one worry for Northern businesses

Outside the Belfast bubble, there are few large industries in the North and public sector investment has slowed, a situation aggravated by the fact that there is no Stormont government

Creative thinking may work in the North’s favour

Creative thinking may work in the North’s favour

Dual customs arrangements exist elsewhere, and could boost the North’s economy

Change is inevitable, but the new corporate tax plan could be less damaging for Ireland

Change is inevitable, but the new corporate tax plan could be less damaging for Ireland

The OECD’s latest scheme for multinationals is set to ditch a system devised in the age of empire

Brexit crunch time will put EU’s support to the ultimate test

Brexit crunch time will put EU’s support to the ultimate test

European leaders’ opposition to a hard Irish border is in their own interests, but we may soon find their flexibility has a limit

Carbon taxes can only work when there are alternatives

Carbon taxes can only work when there are alternatives

If Leo Varadkar’s plan to levy ever-increasing taxes on traditional fuels is to be a success, it must also provide for access to cleaner energy sources

The hard facts of the Apple case

The hard facts of the Apple case

Proceedings at the European Courts suggest the EU Commission will continue its crusade against what it deems the use of tax policy as a proxy for state aid

The Tax Take: The no-deal Brexit budget can disappoint with impunity

The Tax Take: The no-deal Brexit budget can disappoint with impunity

After the Minister for Finance’s announcement that the upcoming budget will assume no deal, expectations will be low - a good thing if you’re in government

To thine own seat be true

To thine own seat be true

British politicians are planning for a no-deal Brexit because, you guessed it, to do otherwise might cost votes

Vision of stakeholder capitalism forgets one key player: the taxman

Vision of stakeholder capitalism forgets one key player: the taxman

A US business group’s announcement that corporations should think of the greater good is short on detail and boils down to saying, ‘it’s nice to be nice’

The tax system continues to conspire against Irish landlords

The tax system continues to conspire against Irish landlords

The regulations on residential properties are tough compared to those that apply to other areas

Relief on college fees is welcome, but it can be hard to get a result

Relief on college fees is welcome, but it can be hard to get a result

It would be more useful to the families of third-level students if tax break structures were simplified and eligible expenses widened

The Tax Take: What to expect as Brexit bites

The Tax Take: What to expect as Brexit bites

Look beyond the blame game and we can be certain about some dire outcomes from Britain’s EU divorce

Make carbon taxes high-viz, or we’ll have our own gilets jaunes

Make carbon taxes high-viz, or we’ll have our own gilets jaunes

Behavioural taxes work only if they are avoidable, culturally acceptable and obvious

The tax take: All’s not fair in love and EU law

The tax take: All’s not fair in love and EU law

A changing of the guard at the European Commission usually brings a fresh agenda with it, but new president Ursula von der Leyen doesn’t seem at all keen to rock the boat