Tax: Corporate crackdown : If our tax regime goes, will the multinationals go too?

Despite assurances, there is disquiet in the government at OECD proposals to tackle corporate tax avoidance and close loopholes.

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Ian Kehoe

21st September, 2014
Ian Kehoe.

No need to panic. That was the message emanating from Dublin last week as the international community threw its weight behind sweeping new proposals to curb corporate tax avoidance, increase transparency, stifle tax havens and shut down loopholes.

Ireland, publicly at least, endorsed the proposals, developed by the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation (OECD). Privately, however, senior government sources acknowledge that the growing international pressure on multinational tax regimes is deeply troubling for a country so...

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