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Ireland and Brexit

The Central Statistical Office (CSO) in Ireland has published a paper “Brexit: Ireland and the UK in numbers”. A special concern for Ireland is the impact on customs duties, VAT and other tax revenues and what happens to the free-movement … Continue reading

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EU Offered a Poisoned Olive Branch to Apple

The European Commission held out a poisoned olive branch to Apple and Ireland. The EC investigation says the special sweetheart deal Ireland gave Apple allowed it to book an EU-wide tax rate of just 1$ to 0.005% and is demanding … Continue reading

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Oxfam Claims Some of Worst Tax Havens Inside EU Bloc

The charity Oxfam has compiled a list of what it considers are the worst corporate tax havens in the world, an added cost of which is increased VAT for individuals. Third is the Netherlands, sixth the Republic of Ireland and … Continue reading

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Unilever Tries Marmite-Gate in Ireland (Staying Inside EU)

Unilever tried Marmite-Gate with Tescos in the UK recently. The story was that, supposedly because of Brexit and currency changes, the supplier wanted to increase prices to the supermarket for thing likes Marmite, which is made inside the UK and … Continue reading

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EU Commission Calls for Tax Where Profits Earned

European Commission (EC) head Jean-Claude Juncker, in a speech to the EU Parliament, commented on the EC’s illegal state tax aid of €13 billion ruling against Ireland and the US company Apple. He stressed he had no issue with Ireland … Continue reading

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Borders, Taxes and Irexit post Brexit ?

Blithely carrying on as if Brexit never happened the European Commission is putting more pressure on Ireland over borders and taxes. This could just stoke calls for Irexit, an Irish exit out of the EU. The UK and Ireland have … Continue reading

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Kellogg’s Profits Warning and Tax – No Representation without Taxation?

Kellogg’s has given a profits warning to shareholders about having to pay tax. Like so many big US companies making big UK sales it makes small UK profits. Despite large sales to UK customers, of UK goods or services, for … Continue reading

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US Proposing Taking UK Share of Profits Made by US Companies in UK – No Taxation Without Representation ?

US multi-nationals holding profits in offshore tax havens to avoid normal tax rates is a major international problem. The US government is proposing a special catch-up tax of about 14% on the profits stashed overseas, followed by around 19% of … Continue reading

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EU Probe into US Tech Company – No Representation Without Taxation

News from Ireland that the EU is to launch an investigation into a US tech company in Ireland paying virtually no tax there, reportedly around 2%. Non-EU tech companies are well represented in EU government circles and have a lot … Continue reading

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Ireland & UK – Marker for Rebated Fuels – (boats)

Ireland and UK, following a joint evaluation, have agreed a new marker (chemicals & acids) for rebated fuel which will damage diesel engines and help prevent laundering and sale of the fuel for profit. I understand that Nicky Morgan, Economic … Continue reading

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