Saturday, October 13, 2012

13/10/2012: Irish corporate tax haven in the news flow



Some links I collected over time on the case of irish corporate tax haven:

Here's a list of recent articles on 'Tax Haven' Ireland:




EU noticing that our manufacturing is largely a 'fake' : link here http://www.irishexaminer.com/business/eu-irish-output-is-distorted-210505.html

Canada's estimated tax exhales via Ireland = CAD23.5bn in 2011, 3rd largest : link here http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2012/08/17/tax-havens-canadian-banks_n_1797331.html


And priceless non-Ireland related (so far…) case of HuffPo hypocrisy : link here http://order-order.com/2012/10/12/introducing-huffpo-luxembourg/
Though do keep in mind that AOL is in Ireland too.

And some more from earlier dates:

Here's Financial Secrecy Rankings from 2011 referencing Ireland's lack of transfer pricing regulations as the core driver for turning "Ireland into a source of loopholes in international tax": link here http://www.secrecyjurisdictions.com/PDF/Ireland.pdf



Why ireland is an EU Corporate Tax Haven post (search the page for February 21st, 2011 post) : link here http://treasureislands.org/progressive-tax-blog-reloaded/


The link above also mentions Boston Scientific case

The case if WPP group: link here (search the site page for "Don't be fooled by WPP's" phrase http://treasureislands.org/progressive-tax-blog-reloaded/

Updated:
Another link on the latest MNCs effective tax rates: http://www.independent.ie/business/irish/dell-pays-just-15m-tax-despite-sales-of-96bn-3276711.html

Yet more on the story of Google in Ireland:
http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/world/2012/1101/1224325978868.html

Updated 05/11/2012: Now it's Apple's turn: http://www.businessinsider.com/apple-tax-rate-2012-11

And more today - this one on Bain Capital: http://www.businessinsider.com/bain-capitals-dutch-tax-plan-2012-11

Updated 06/11/2012: More on Apple: http://www.independent.ie/business/irish/apple-used-ireland-to-pay-just-2pc-tax-on-nonus-profits-3285168.html

And latest idea of UK-German cooperation on cracking down on MNCs tax avoidance: http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2012/nov/05/uk-germany-tax-loopholes-multinationals

Updated 12/11/2012: Telegraph on US trio of UK tax 'optimizers': http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/consumertips/tax/9673358/Starbucks-Amazon-and-Google-admit-using-favourable-tax-jurisdictions.html

Updated 16/11/2012: Two items both via Michael Taft:
Article on Irish corporate tax rate and budgetary policy:
http://www.thejournal.ie/readme/corporation-tax-budget-674461-Nov2012/?utm_source=shortlink

Statement from the EU Congress identifying Ireland as one of tax havens (from 2004):
http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/CPRT-112SPRT70710/pdf/CPRT-112SPRT70710.pdf
see bottom of page 30.

Updated 18/11/2012: Dutch Sandwich Tax Scheme and google: http://arstechnica.com/business/2012/11/dutch-sandwich-with-a-side-of-tax-relief-may-soon-be-off-googles-menu/
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