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Nominal tax rates don't matter much, what counts is the overall impact of the system, writes Brian Keegan.
Information technology is supposed to make things faster, but bizarrely this week, we saw that the exchequer returns for January were understated because of delays in bringing payments to account.
Much of 2013 was spent talking about how to get more tax out of multinationals. So what were some of the main proposals, asks Brian Keegan.
They must be fuming in Dublin Castle where the Revenue Commissioners have their head office. They had all the hard work done.
With no increase coming in Vat and PAYE, ministers Noonan and Howlin may have to resort to an unheralded major tax item, writes Brian Keegan.
The first thing to do if you receive a Revenue letter is to look closely at who sent it, writes Brian Keegan.
Coverage of US Senate hearings about the Irish tax schemes of US firms may have triggered this inquiry, writes Brain Keegan.
If and when the OECD's taxation proposals come into force, Ireland is in line to be one of the countries most affected - but that's not necessarily a bad thing, writes Brian Keegan.
The G8 arrangements mean that the country which chairs the event for any given year sets the location and, more importantly, the agenda.
The first property tax deadline is looming, so what are the main concerns people have, and how can they be solved? Brian Keegan investigates.
It should be simple, but it took 160 sections of tightly packed law to bring the new tax into force. Brian Keegan outlines ten potential pitfalls taxpayers may encounter.
The new local property tax brings a whole new dimension to what Revenue can and cannot do in terms of enforcement, writes Brian Keegan.
Reduced consumer spending could render useless any budgetary gestures towards small businesses, writes Brian Keegan.
When tax hikes are seen as easier options than expenditure cuts, then something is rotten in the state of Ireland, writes Brian Keegan.
Indebtedness, site value and prospective rental income are some of the factors that need to be taken into account when implementing the tax, writes Brian Keegan.
Revenue has plenty of options when it comes to pursuing tax defaulters, writes Brian Keegan.
While certain parts of the Finance Bill make sense, there are some startling omissions which can only be seen as missed opportunities, writes Brian Keegan.
France and Germany are trying to harmonise their corporation tax systems – the most inefficient in Europe – by 2013, and Ireland needs to be on its guard
The pensions levy and its application may be questionable, but the government has to boost jobs creation
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