Brian Keegan

Brian Keegan

No taxation without respiration?

No taxation without respiration?

Inheritance tax is a low-yield, high-stress levy on the ordinary citizen. Maybe it’s time for another look at the system

I agree with Boris Johnson on customs. Am I crazy?

I agree with Boris Johnson on customs. Am I crazy?

It looks increasingly likely that there won’t be a transitional agreement, let alone a future customs deal ahead of Brexit, which means we must prepare for utter chaos next March

How to avoid courting disaster

How to avoid courting disaster

We should look to the US for inspiration on how to resolve tax disputes before they reach the courts

Brian Keegan: Ireland is taxed with a bad reputation

Brian Keegan: Ireland is taxed with a bad reputation

The US continues to see Ireland as a tax haven, even if this is no longer the case

Brian Keegan's tax take: A budget all about votes

Brian Keegan's tax take: A budget all about votes

A budget targeting benefits rather than tax cuts could suit a government in election mode

The Tax Take: EU must plug the €151bn Vat gap

The Tax Take: EU must plug the €151bn Vat gap

Dealing with Vat in the digital age has seriously blunted the authorities’ ability to collect tax

Why the EU Commission has gone too far with digital tax plan

Why the EU Commission has gone too far with digital tax plan

Fortress Europe’s attempt to tax multinationals will never work because many can operate beyond the EU

Britain still dancing to Europe’s tune on tax

Britain still dancing to Europe’s tune on tax

If Britain wants to collect £600bn of tax in the next year, it may have to do what the EU wants for a while yet

The next trade war?

The next trade war?

The EU’s latest proposal on taxing multinationals would bruise Ireland

The Tax Take: A bilateral sense of loss may be just what’s needed

The Tax Take: A bilateral sense of loss may be just what’s needed

Beyond the rhetoric and posturing, people’s livelihoods are at stake in the current negotiations between the EU and Britain. It’s time for the politicians to wake up and face that reality

Forget the law, Brexit is now a clash of cultures

Forget the law, Brexit is now a clash of cultures

The clash of totally incompatible legal and civil service cultures in Europe and Britain could end up in both sides getting hurt

Crypto-Taxes

Crypto-Taxes

Why the rise of bitcoin presents a massive challenge for the taxman

Tax Take: A time to delve... and a time to shelve

Tax Take: A time to delve... and a time to shelve

The government’s latest report on PRSI is likely to be quietly buried by Regina Doherty – and in this case, it’s probably best for all concerned

State aversion to tax incentives are a knee-jerk reaction

State aversion to tax incentives are a knee-jerk reaction

Ministers need not be allergic to the idea of tax breaks, as long as lessons learned are taken on board

Brian Keegan: Is Ireland a tax haven within  a tax haven?

Brian Keegan: Is Ireland a tax haven within a tax haven?

Our corporation tax system is aligned with all of the important EU and international norms, except for the rate