Study shows low tax paid by foreign firms

A new study of Irish corporate tax shows that the country is less vulnerable to a change in its low nominal rate than is popularly believed, as well as argued by the government.

13th April, 2013
Google: pays a low tax rate in Ireland. Photo: Feargal Ward

A new study of Irish corporate tax shows that the country is less vulnerable to a change in its low nominal rate than is popularly believed, as well as argued by the government.

According to research by Trinity academic Jim Stewart, presented to the Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, multinationals operating in Ireland pay an effective tax rate far below the headline 12.5 per cent that has proved so controversial in countries such...

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