Brian Keegan

Brian Keegan

Sweden 2019: Harking back to Hanseatic times

Sweden 2019: Harking back to Hanseatic times

The EU needs as many ‘groups within the group’ as possible to help secure its project, and Sweden and Ireland are at the heart of a new alliance

Remember the water charges washout?

Remember the water charges washout?

Without choices, a carbon tax is simply a tax. We must provide greener alternatives first, and then charge for them later

Legal anomalies underline the North’s political shortcomings

Legal anomalies underline the North’s political shortcomings

In the assembly’s absence, laws have diverged between the North and Britain – and some of the differences are not trivial

Why we collect more corporation tax than ever

Why we collect more corporation tax than ever

The question of how much big companies pay in tax has become something of an obsession. But given the events of 2008, it’s not hard to see why

Is it worth having tax consultations?

Is it worth having tax consultations?

These days, the consultation process is something of a mini-industry, and many such efforts either fail entirely or don’t get to the root of the problem

Businesses will have to adjust to new realities of Chinese trade

Businesses will have to adjust to new realities of Chinese trade

China is reducing its dependence on the US market, creating opportunities – and hurdles – for European firms

The Tax Take with Brian Keegan

The Tax Take with Brian Keegan

Don’t underestimate the role the European Parliament plays in fighting for fair taxation across the EU

The Tax Take: Gig economy is next front in battle for fair taxation

The Tax Take: Gig economy is next front in battle for fair taxation

Tech has outstripped the capacity of 100-year-old tax rules, but OECD revenue authorities have these flexible transactions in their crosshairs

The many perils of ‘playing politics’ with property tax

The many perils of ‘playing politics’ with property tax

Paschal Donohoe has effectively frozen the local property tax for a year, but he won’t be getting a whisper of thanks for it

We can manage the damage of Brexit

We can manage the damage of Brexit

Irish industry is mitigating exposure to Brexit through adequate preparation, and some sectors could do well from the fallout

The Tax Take with Brian Keegan: Getting the balance wrong on both sides of the pond

The Tax Take with Brian Keegan: Getting the balance wrong on both sides of the pond

The tax incentive regime is going too far in the States, while the EU has been over-zealous in regulating competition

Are you being served? Not after Brexit

Are you being served? Not after Brexit

The British government’s post-Brexit customs proposals, published last week, are little short o...

Brexit havoc won’t stop at the backstop

Brexit havoc won’t stop at the backstop

Focus on the border has deflected attention from the meat of the withdrawal agreement, which British civil servants warn will cause ruinous disruption in a no-deal scenario

All hail the Brexit Omnibus Bill

All hail the Brexit Omnibus Bill

The bill designed to curb the worst excesses of bureaucracy which will attend Britain’s withdrawal from the EU is both necessary and surprisingly streamlined

Protectionism on the rise

Protectionism on the rise

The timing - on the brink of Brexit - of the Department of Finance’s public consultation on anti-transfer pricing tax rules is not ideal