Brian Keegan

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.

Does G8 really care about our tax tactics?

Does G8 really care about our tax tactics?

The G8 arrangements mean that the country which chairs the event for any given year sets the location and, more importantly, the agenda.

Property Tax: Ten things you need to know

Property Tax: Ten things you need to know

The first property tax deadline is looming, so what are the main concerns people have, and how can they be solved? Brian Keegan investigates.

Property Tax: What could go wrong this time?

Property Tax: What could go wrong this time?

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.

Property tax will cast the Revenue's net wider

Property tax will cast the Revenue's net wider

The new local property tax brings a whole new dimension to what Revenue can and cannot do in terms of enforcement, writes Brian Keegan.

Small firms stand at a crossroads after budget

Small firms stand at a crossroads after budget

Reduced consumer spending could render useless any budgetary gestures towards small businesses, writes Brian Keegan.

The squeeze continues

The squeeze continues

When tax hikes are seen as easier options than expenditure cuts, then something is rotten in the state of Ireland, writes Brian Keegan.

The real complexities of the property tax

The real complexities of the property tax

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.

The long arm of the Revenue

The long arm of the Revenue

Revenue has plenty of options when it comes to pursuing tax defaulters, writes Brian Keegan.