Brian Keegan

Brian Keegan

COMMENT: Wrong strategy on tax regime change could hurt investment

COMMENT: Wrong strategy on tax regime change could hurt investment

The bulk of the tax is paid by multinational companies, but very few multinational companies pay the bulk of tax, writes Brian Keegan

COMMENT: Expense payments to non-executive directors under more scrutiny

COMMENT: Expense payments to non-executive directors under more scrutiny

The default approach of the Revenue Commissioners to taxpayer activity is one of profound suspicion, writes Brian Keegan

COMMENT: Not about Garth Brooks. Honest.

COMMENT: Not about Garth Brooks. Honest.

The Garth Brooks story must be manna from heaven for anyone trying to fill column inches or broadcast news airtime as we head into the silly season, writes Brian Keegan.

We need a magic tax relief

We need a magic tax relief

The trick is to lower tax in one area in such a way as to boost it in another, writes Brian Keegan.

Tax and spend: Anyone for some tax cuts?

Tax and spend: Anyone for some tax cuts?

The government has been talking about tax cuts. But what is the cold reality behind the political rhetoric? Brian Keegan reports.

COMMENT: Read my lips, no new rates

COMMENT: Read my lips, no new rates

Nominal tax rates don't matter much, what counts is the overall impact of the system, writes Brian Keegan.

COMMENT: Read my lips, no new rates

COMMENT: Read my lips, no new rates

Nominal tax rates don't matter much, what counts is the overall impact of the system, writes Brian Keegan.

COMMENT: Read my lips, no new rates

COMMENT: Read my lips, no new rates

Nominal tax rates don't matter much, what counts is the overall impact of the system, writes Brian Keegan.

More online is not the answer to all tax problems

More online is not the answer to all tax problems

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.

Tax reforms aim for level playing field

Tax reforms aim for level playing field

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.

Why Revenue had to dig in against LPT outcry

Why Revenue had to dig in against LPT outcry

They must be fuming in Dublin Castle where the Revenue Commissioners have their head office. They had all the hard work done.

Just where exactly will the new cuts come from?

Just where exactly will the new cuts come from?

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.

What happens if you get a letter from Revenue

What happens if you get a letter from Revenue

The first thing to do if you receive a Revenue letter is to look closely at who sent it, writes Brian Keegan.

EU Commission casts a cold eye over tax arrangements

EU Commission casts a cold eye over tax arrangements

Coverage of US Senate hearings about the Irish tax schemes of US firms may have triggered this inquiry, writes Brain Keegan.

Challenge for us to retain our edge on tax

Challenge for us to retain our edge on tax

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.