Brian Keegan

Brian Keegan

Welcome to the new Hanseatic League

Welcome to the new Hanseatic League

An alliance of eight EU members – including Ireland – is coalescing to protect economic interests in northern Europe. But will it have any real effect?

Someone needs to call ‘foul’ over flat-rate expenses fiasco

Someone needs to call ‘foul’ over flat-rate expenses fiasco

Revenue has a difficult job to do, which it generally does well and without any need for interference. But this latest move is unfair, and the government’s hands are tied

The Tax Take: After all the Brexit bluster, still the same old sad song

The Tax Take: After all the Brexit bluster, still the same old sad song

Last week’s Brexit agreement gives some small grounds for optimism, but the overall outlook is still overwhelmingly bleak

Give us an ombudsman to stand up for taxpayers

Give us an ombudsman to stand up for taxpayers

Brexit confusion highlights the need for a US-style figure within government structures to fight our corner when political decisions are being made

A taxing time  across the board

A taxing time across the board

The row about where tech companies pay their taxes is taking priority over the important issue of data privacy

Why no-deal Brexit will be ordeal Brexit

Why no-deal Brexit will be ordeal Brexit

The British government’s newly-published Partnership Pack lays bare the full horror of what will happen if that country leaves the EU without a deal

The Tax Take : Deciding which tax system is best: a simple one or a fair one

The Tax Take : Deciding which tax system is best: a simple one or a fair one

The Irish tax system is relatively simple for companies and PAYE individuals alike. But does this simplicity come at the cost of fairness?

The machine that never makes a sound

The machine that never makes a sound

I cannot recall another budget which produced such a muted reaction – but maybe therein lies its achievement

The Tax Take Budget 2019 special

The Tax Take Budget 2019 special

The budget is likely to leave most of us slightly better off, but don't go breaking out the champers and party hats

The Tax Take: Businesses are waking up to Brexit reality

The Tax Take: Businesses are waking up to Brexit reality

British politicians have failed to understand that trade will be the biggest loser if there is a hard Brexit

Acid test for new US tax regime

Acid test for new US tax regime

Ireland could benefit as superpowers face off in a global debate about where cross-border businesses should pay their tax

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