Tax talk podcast series

Tax Talk – a podcast series

Tax Talk – a podcast series

Welcome to Tax Talk – our podcast series where we explore the current issues in the world of taxation with experts in that area.

You can listen to Tax Talk on all popular podcast apps including Apple, Spotify and Soundcloud.

Episode 1

An Interview with our President, Sandra Clarke

Episode 2

Budget 2021

Shortly before taking up her role as President of the Institute, Sandra Clarke talked to Samantha McCaughren, our host. They discussed her background in tax, her work at the Institute, and the areas she’ll focus on during her presidency. The interview inaugurates Tax Talk, the Institute’s podcast series.

An expert panel take a reflective look at 2021’s extraordinary and unprecedented Budget. They discuss how our economy is likely to respond and the implications of tax changes for practitioners and their clients. They also cast a critical eye on the budgetary process itself. Joining Samantha McCaughren are Sandra Clarke, President of the Irish Tax Institute; Tom Woods, Head of Tax and Legal at KPMG; and Economist Alan McQuaid.

Episode 3

Global Tax Reform

Episode 4

Taxpayers’ Rights

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 the OECD, joins us on the Tax Talk podcast to discuss the future of the Global Tax Reform process and its implications for business and the Irish economy with Feargal O’Rourke, Managing Partner at PWC, and Tom Reynolds, Vice President of Global Tax at Schneider Electric.

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. With the public consultation on the European Commission initiative on Taxpayers’ Rights underway, we devoted this episode to a broad discussion of their rights.

Joining Samantha McCaughren is European Commission policy officer, Albert Raedler who is leading the Commission’s initiative; Institute Council member Kieran Twomey who chairs our Working Group on Taxpayers’ Rights; and Nina Olson, director of the Center for Taxpayer Rights.

Episode 5

The Employment Investment Incentive Scheme

Episode 6

Karen Frawley appointed New president of the Irish Tax Institute

Is the Employment Investment Incentive Scheme (EIIS) fit for purpose in an economy that needs to be re-booted and rebalanced? Can it incentivise the much-needed investment required to raise productivity levels and grow our indigenous sector?

As preparations for Budget 2022 get underway and the Department of Finance continues its review of the EIIS, we look at how the scheme can play a more effective part in our economic recovery and provide early-stage and small businesses with the funding they need to grow their business or to restructure and invest in their recovery.

Joining our host, Samantha McCaughren, to discuss these matters are Nick Corcoran, co-founder of Cardinal Capital, Brendan Sheppard, CEO of Smart Factory Solutions; and Laura Lynch, whose practice, Laura Lynch & Associates, provides strategic advice to start ups and SMEs seeking to raise funds through the EIIS and Irish Tax Institute Council member.

Karen Frawley was inaugurated as the Institute’s new President at the AGM on 9 September. Karen is a tax partner in Deloitte and a member of the firm’s international tax group. As she takes up her role as President of the Institute, she spoke to our Tax Talk host, Samantha McCaughren. They reflected on a difficult year for the country and the profession and spoke about the challenges in the year ahead, including global tax reform changes and the challenges and opportunities for the profession from the increased digitalisation of tax