How Ireland can stay safe in the face of a corporate tax overhaul

When forced to reform, Swiss banks adapted swiftly and wisely to ensure continued success. Our economy is agile enough to do the same

4th August, 2019
Change is coming for Ireland on corporate tax, but there’s no need to fear it Picture: Getty

Changes to the international treatment of corporate tax are afoot. Three weeks ago, the French parliament pressed ahead with a plan to implement a digital tax on technology companies. This prompted a minor US-EU scuffle because Washington believes the French government is unfairly targeting US companies. This is nonsense, of course. It simply happens that a large number of digital technology firms are based in the US, but this may not always be the case.

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