We can’t rely on corporation tax for ever

Our tax regime is under attack, and our attractiveness to foreign investors is under threat. Let’s sell ourselves with more swagger, writes Pádraig Cronin

5th October, 2014

A few weeks ago, the OECD launched a strong attack on the integrity of our tax system through the Base Erosion Profit Shifting initiative (BEPS). It paid a lot of attention to Ireland, but didn’t “call out” British and Dutch structures that give the same result as the Double Irish.

Now, this week, the European Commission has published further details of its investigation into opinion letters given to Apple by the...

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