Tax Insight

Find the Irish Tax Institute’s latest submissions, consultations, publications and commentary on tax administration and policy.

Tax Talk Episode 4: Taxpayers’ Rights

The protection of taxpayers’ rights is central to the purpose of the Institute – the need to ensure an appropriate balance between their rights and obligations has long been a focus of our deliberations. Two years ago, the Institute set up a Working Group to examine how this might best be achieved. Given our work on this issue, we warmly welcomed the recently launched European Commission initiative on Taxpayers’ Rights, […]

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Response to the Feedback Statement on ATAD Interest Limitation Rule

On Monday 8 March, the Institute responded to the Department of Finance’s Feedback Statement on the implementation of the final measure of the Anti-Tax Avoidance Directive (ATAD), Article 4 Interest Limitation Rule (ILR). The ILR, which will introduce a fixed based ratio rule to limit a company’s allowable tax deduction for net interest cost in a tax period to 30% EBIDTA, will be transposed into Irish law in Finance Bill […]

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Institute’s response to the public consultation on EII

On 12 February, the Institute responded to the Department of Finance’s public consultation on the Employment Investment Incentive (EII). The EII scheme is a vital source of finance for early stage and small businesses. Rather than solely relying on Government to inject cash into the economy, the EII could be used, by the private sector, to support the return to business following the Covid‐19 pandemic and to boost the creation […]

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Tax Talk Episode 3: Global Tax Reform

In Episode 3 of our podcast series, Tax Talk, our host Samantha McCaughren chairs a timely discussion on the current state of play in the Global Tax Reform programme. With the arrival of the Biden administration at the Whitehouse, what are the chances of an agreement by July 2021 on the OECD’s principles for a new international system of corporate tax? Pascal Saint-Amans, Director of Tax Policy and Administration at […]

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Tax Debt Warehousing and Interest Suspension Arrangements

On 7 May 2020, Revenue issued a press release with updated information on the suspension of interest and further details on the tax debt warehousing arrangement that was announced by the Government on 2 May. Interest Suspension The charging of interest on late payments is suspended automatically for SMEs with annual turnover of less than €3 million (i.e. businesses which are managed by Revenue’s Business Division) for: May and June […]

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Irish Tax Institute welcomes targeted tax measures to protect jobs and support recovery in the SME sector

The Irish Tax Institute welcomes the Jobs Stimulus measures announced by the government this afternoon. The overall investment package of more than €7 billion will save jobs by providing a vital boost to businesses forced to close or severely curtail their trade since the pandemic restrictions were introduced five months ago. Institute President, Frank Mitchell particularly welcomed the clarity provided in the announcement about the future of the Temporary Wage […]

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