Department of Finance ‘surprised’ as Brazil labels Ireland a tax haven

Finance said that it would be pursuing the matter at a diplomatic level

18th September, 2016

The Department of Finance has said that it is “surprised” that Ireland has been put on a blacklist of tax havens by the Brazilian government.

It emerged last week that the tax watchdog in Brasilia had added Ireland to its published list, joining jurisdictions such as Barbados, the Cayman Islands, the Channel Islands, the Bahamas, Hong Kong, Macau and Panama.

In a statement, the Department strongly disputed the idea that Ireland was a...

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