Sun, 19 Apr, 2020
Sun, 05 Apr, 2020
The worst fears of the business owners and the tens of thousands of people they employed in cafes and the pubs and restaurants and retailers were realised as the shutters came down 10 days ago.
Tue, 24 Mar, 2020
It is startling the extent to which the coronavirus pandemic has changed the ground rules for business, writes
Sun, 22 Mar, 2020
Irish economic growth will grind to a halt and unemployment will creep above 5% this year under Italy-style quarantines to control the Covid-19 outbreak here, the Economic and Social Research Institute has projected in new forecasts.
Mon, 09 Mar, 2020
Mon, 24 Feb, 2020
Knowing how to measure sustainability will make a real impact in addressing environmental concerns.
Mon, 10 Feb, 2020
Last December’s UK general election was really only about one thing: Brexit.
Mon, 27 Jan, 2020
The month of January isn’t particularly noted as a time for good news.
Mon, 13 Jan, 2020
It isn’t just the end of the year, it’s the end of a decade.
Mon, 06 Jan, 2020
On or around December 9 almost all employees can expect to receive a letter from Revenue.
Mon, 02 Dec, 2019
The new rules for disclosing ownership offshore trusts, shell companies, nominees, and numbered bank accounts show that the authorities are getting serious. Discretion is no longer assured in financial dealings.
Mon, 04 Nov, 2019
Food supplements — with a range of exceptions — will, after all, be taxed at the rate of 13.5% for Vat, the Department of Finance has said, a move that has surprised industry groups that had long campaigned against removing their zero-rated tax benefits.
Thu, 17 Oct, 2019
Rarely have expectations been so dampened down in advance of a budget statement.
Sun, 06 Oct, 2019
This week the British Home Office announced it is to issue one million texts to UK passport holders.
Sun, 22 Sep, 2019
It's safe to say €137.5bn is a very large sum of money. It’s an amount you’d think it would be difficult to mislay.
Sun, 08 Sep, 2019
Last week, across the water, Boris Johnson was elected leader of the Tory party and hence Prime Minister on a Brexit ticket.
Sun, 28 Jul, 2019
Confirmation that Boris Johnson was heading to Downing Street was greeted by a fall in sterling — and a new round of warnings for Irish business to buckle up for a rough ride.
Tue, 23 Jul, 2019
It may be easier to say what a developed country is rather than what a developing country is.
Sun, 14 Jul, 2019
Recently the US economist Arthur Laffer was awarded the US Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Trump.
Wed, 03 Jul, 2019
While tax is ultimately all about paying money, a critical element of tax collection is the communication between the taxpayer and the Revenue Commissioners to ensure the right amount is paid at the right time.
Sun, 02 Jun, 2019
The Government appears to be drawing closer to formally conceding the tech giants, including Google, Twitter, and Facebook, which have significant bases in Ireland will be taxed by individual governments on the revenues they generate across Europe.
Fri, 31 May, 2019
There is an African proverb that says that when elephants fight, the grass is hit the hardest.
Mon, 20 May, 2019
In the past few weeks we have seen both the threat, and then the deferral, of two taxes. Though very different in appearance, were either primarily designed to raise money?
Sat, 20 Apr, 2019
So that’s nearly Sunday evening wrapped up. Here’s some of the stories we published on irishexaminer.com today which we hope will help you make sense of it all this evening.
Sun, 07 Apr, 2019
This paper has reported that Cork City Council has been audited by the Revenue Commissioners and made a settlement of well in excess of €1m for underpaid taxes.
Sun, 07 Apr, 2019
The theatre of the last few weeks in Westminster has meant that all our attention has been focused east across the Irish Sea. But that begs the question as to whether we should be looking west rather than east.
Sun, 24 Mar, 2019
Countries ‘missing’ 15% of economic activity on average
Mon, 11 Mar, 2019
Preparations for a cliff edge outcome of the UK crashing out of the EU in March would lead to the policing of the Irish border as if it were the Polish-Russia frontier.
Thu, 20 Dec, 2018
The town of Roth in Germany had a nice tradition of asking children to hang messages for Santa on the town’s Christmas tree, writes
Mon, 17 Dec, 2018
Tax breaks to encourage activity in a particular area or sector can be highly successful.
Mon, 03 Dec, 2018
The Brexit concerns of Northern Ireland are of far more consequence than mere trade and industry.
Mon, 19 Nov, 2018
These are the critical days for individuals to file their tax returns to Revenue.
Mon, 05 Nov, 2018
Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe moved to shore up the short-term lettings incentive so home-owners using Airbnb and other tourism rental platforms do not benefit from the tax exemption granted under the existing rent-a-room relief.
Fri, 19 Oct, 2018
Central Bank governor Philip Lane has proposed that the Government back a revamped Special Savings Incentive Account (SSIA) scheme, more than 17 years after former finance minister Charlie McCreevy presided over a widely criticised €16bn scheme to encourage savers to set aside money on a regular basis.
Thu, 06 Sep, 2018
The focus on tax policy over the years has changed. From the 1980s, the favoured sector was property, with tax breaks for purchases, investments, and sales in the form of things like mortgage interest relief, preferential rates of stamp duty, allowances against rental income and capital gains tax exemptions.
Mon, 23 Jul, 2018
Irish firms will face numerous challenges even under the softest of Brexit deals, the director of public policy and taxation at Chartered Accountants Ireland has warned.
Tue, 17 Jul, 2018
The beautiful game has had some ugly tax wrangles, writes
Mon, 09 Jul, 2018
Commercial life is driven by timelines and deadlines.A bigger part of the Brexit problem, at present, is the lack of clarity on when the UK will actually leave the EU, rather than what shape the future relationship might take.
Mon, 30 Apr, 2018
Long ago, taxation ceased to be a simple matter of raising money so that a government could rule and redistribute wealth if they thought it necessary.
Mon, 26 Mar, 2018
Plans unveiled by the European Commission for a digital tax of 3% on the turnover of online giants to bring in €5bn is “bad news for Ireland, again”, a tax expert has said.
Thu, 22 Mar, 2018
The unveiling, this week, of the EU’s controversial digital turnover tax proposal is “crunch time”, as experts warn about the outsized hit Ireland will take from the levy on the digital giants such as Google, Facebook, and Apple.
Wed, 21 Mar, 2018
Parliamentary democracy is not a bad system, but it has many in-built limitations. Arguably, the chief among these is the difficulty of planning for the long-term, long-term meaning longer than beyond the next election, writes Brian Keegan.
Mon, 12 Mar, 2018