Brian Keegan

Brian Keegan

The Tax Take

The Tax Take

Much of the routine work of accountants and tax advisers will soon be done by technology, but this just means they will need a different way of working in the future

Speechless as EU rubs salt in Britain’s wound

Speechless as EU rubs salt in Britain’s wound

The European Commission’s proceedings against London for minor tax rule ‘breaches’ are corrosive and punitive

The Tax Take: Britain tips its hand on Brexit at last

The Tax Take: Britain tips its hand on Brexit at last

Some kind of epiphany is taking place in Westminster, but it’s almost two years too late

Hidden work and the rights of employees

Hidden work and the rights of employees

The government’s reform of PRSI must not undermine the workers’ benefits which should flow from it

Solving the pensions puzzle

Solving the pensions puzzle

Will the latest state intervention help clarify pensions through the ages?

The Tax Take: The direct approach

The Tax Take: The direct approach

American business has a directness of approach which many of us in Europe would do well to copy

Reasons to be prudent as well as cheerful

Reasons to be prudent as well as cheerful

The economy is definitely on the up, but the government should be offering more tax incentives to stimulate economic growth and, ultimately, a sustainable yield

5 myths of Brexit

5 myths of Brexit

As the British continue to bicker over Brexit, Brian Keegan dispels the most damaging and unfounded rumours around Britain leaving the EU

The Tax Take: Where’s the glamour?

The Tax Take: Where’s the glamour?

A long way away from the cachet of a stock exchange listing and the drama of an IPO, small companies use less glamorous tactics to raise money

The private sector has been sidelined on pensions policy

The private sector has been sidelined on pensions policy

In recent years, pensions 'reform' has involved proposals to remove tax reliefs for pensions savers without any underlying systemic reform

Get your hands off our R&D tax credits

Get your hands off our R&D tax credits

We have made huge concessions on our tax regime, yet critics are still baying for our blood

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