Find the Irish Tax Institute’s latest submissions, consultations, publications and commentary on tax administration and policy.
Budget 2022 came days after the Government announced its decision to sign up to the OECD Agreement on a global minimum corporate tax rate of 15%. It is too early to gauge the economic impact of this momentous decision, but the move to a global minimum rate raises questions about the future direction of our industrial policy. The economic outlook set out by the Minister for Finance in his Budget […]
Over the last 18 months, the innovative measures and schemes put in place by the Government to support businesses affected by the public health restrictions have allowed many businesses to survive, in particular SMEs and the entertainment, hospitality, and retail sectors. In our Pre-Budget 2022 Submission, delivered to the Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohoe T.D and Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Michael McGrath T.D. on 22 July, we concentrated […]
As preparations for Budget 2022 get underway and the Department of Finance reviews the Employment Investment Incentive Scheme (EIIS), our latest episode of Tax Talk examines the operation of the Scheme and how it might be made more effective in providing early-stage and small businesses with the funding they need to grow their business or to restructure and invest in their recovery. Our host, Samantha McCaughren, was joined by Nick […]
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, […]
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 […]