Brian Keegan

Brian Keegan

The rise of inoffensive taxation

The rise of inoffensive taxation

The reassessment of the Local Property Tax due next year has produced the latest attempt at inoffensive taxation, an idea so bad, in so many ways, it’s hard to know where to start

The Tax Take with Brian Keegan

The Tax Take with Brian Keegan

If the finance minister hopes to repair our national reputation with his corporate tax roadmap, he’ll have to shout a little louder, and in a few more languages

20 easy ways to cut your tax bill

20 easy ways to cut your tax bill

Tax reliefs and credits support private individuals picking up the tab for items which might otherwise cost the exchequer dear. No one should be shy of claiming them

Budget 2019: Don’t expect the unexpected

Budget 2019: Don’t expect the unexpected

Rather than the major reforms we’ve come to expect at the end of successive decades, the next budget will inch us further along the path of fiscal righteousness

The Tax Take

The Tax Take

Much of the routine work of accountants and tax advisers will soon be done by technology, but this just means they will need a different way of working in the future

Speechless as EU rubs salt in Britain’s wound

Speechless as EU rubs salt in Britain’s wound

The European Commission’s proceedings against London for minor tax rule ‘breaches’ are corrosive and punitive

The Tax Take: Britain tips its hand on Brexit at last

The Tax Take: Britain tips its hand on Brexit at last

Some kind of epiphany is taking place in Westminster, but it’s almost two years too late

Hidden work and the rights of employees

Hidden work and the rights of employees

The government’s reform of PRSI must not undermine the workers’ benefits which should flow from it

Solving the pensions puzzle

Solving the pensions puzzle

Will the latest state intervention help clarify pensions through the ages?

The Tax Take: The direct approach

The Tax Take: The direct approach

American business has a directness of approach which many of us in Europe would do well to copy

Reasons to be prudent as well as cheerful

Reasons to be prudent as well as cheerful

The economy is definitely on the up, but the government should be offering more tax incentives to stimulate economic growth and, ultimately, a sustainable yield

5 myths of Brexit

5 myths of Brexit

As the British continue to bicker over Brexit, Brian Keegan dispels the most damaging and unfounded rumours around Britain leaving the EU

The Tax Take: Where’s the glamour?

The Tax Take: Where’s the glamour?

A long way away from the cachet of a stock exchange listing and the drama of an IPO, small companies use less glamorous tactics to raise money

The private sector has been sidelined on pensions policy

The private sector has been sidelined on pensions policy

In recent years, pensions 'reform' has involved proposals to remove tax reliefs for pensions savers without any underlying systemic reform

Get your hands off our R&D tax credits

Get your hands off our R&D tax credits

We have made huge concessions on our tax regime, yet critics are still baying for our blood