John Walsh: Tax threat and failures on the domestic front have the makings of a perfect storm for the Irish economy
Threats to our corporate tax regime and the prioritising of foreign direct investment ahead of the development of indigenous companies over the last 30 years have left our economy vulnerable and could see the government pay for the sins of the past
Is the government’s strategy of holding out on signing up to the OECD’s agreement on reform of global corporate tax the right one? Ultimately, it’s a moot point.
Ireland has faced threats to its corporate tax regime since the 12.5 per cent headline rate was first adopted. Indeed, the first attempt by Brussels to introduce a harmonised corporate tax rate goes as far back as 1972 – the year...
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Ian Guider: Pension crunch is coming as the state struggles to pay the bills
The government needs to find new sources of cash, and the generous tax treatment of high earners with lucrative pensions might be one area to reconsider
PwC: corporate tax overhaul must be the ‘end of the line’
In a report prepared for the Minister for Finance, the professional services company also supported the government’s refusal to commit to the OECD’s minimum 12.5 per cent tax rate
Tom Maguire: The four-year time limit on claiming a refund of your overpaid tax is unjustly rigid
While the rule is there for good reason, the absence of discretion in the law when there are extenuating circumstance should be looked at again
Tom Maguire: Why we’re likely to see the tax base broaden in the future
The exchequer weathered the pandemic fairly well, but only thanks to our now-endangered corporate tax base. Both the state and the IMF agree it would be wise to now spread the risk