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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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