With demise of Double Irish, a real tax debate is needed

The writing had been on the wall for the Double Irish for some time

5th January, 2020
With demise of Double Irish, a real tax debate is needed

Farewell, then, to the Double Irish/Dutch sandwich, one of the greatest tax avoidance schemes ever devised. It passed into tax history on New Year’s Eve as Google announced in regulatory filings in the Netherlands that it had ceased to use the loophole to shelter its profits from the US’s much higher corporation tax rate.

The writing had been on the wall for the Double Irish for some time. Its demise...

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