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EU regulators want more info on Apple’s Irish tax deal

EU regulators want more info on Apple’s Irish tax deal

BRUSSELS/DUBLIN – European Union antitrust regulators have asked Ireland to provide further details on the country’s tax deal with Apple before deciding whether this constitutes illegal state aid to the iPhone maker. The European Commission, which has been investigating the Apple deal for more than two years, said on Wednesday that Irish authorities had not responded fully […]

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31 countries sign international agreement on country-by-country reporting, but not U.S.

31 countries sign international agreement on country-by-country reporting, but not U.S.

OECD press release (Jan. 27, 2015). On January 27, finance ministers and top officials from 31 countries — which didn’t include the U.S. — signed the Multilateral Competent Authority Agreement on the Exchange of Country-by-Country Reports (the Agreement), according to an OECD press release. This is the first signing ceremony for the Agreement to facilitate […]

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Ireland still sees EU tax decision on Apple by year-end

Ireland still sees EU tax decision on Apple by year-end

BRUSSELS – Ireland continues to expect European Union regulators to issue a decision on the country’s tax deal with Apple before the end of the year, the country’s finance minister said on Monday, a move which could force the iPhone maker to pay substantial back taxes. The European Commission has already ordered Dutch authorities to recover […]

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Irish tax take is 5.4 pct above target as corporate tax surges

Irish tax take is 5.4 pct above target as corporate tax surges

DUBLIN (Reuters) – Ireland’s tax take rose to 5.4 percent above target at the end of August as corporation tax receipts came in more than a third higher than expected, leaving the government on course to beat its year-end deficit target. The tax take was 1.4 billion euros higher than forecast, up from a 900 […]

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Irish Tax Changes May Cost U.S. Groups Billions

Irish Tax Changes May Cost U.S. Groups Billions

LONDON (Reuters) – Ireland’s plan to close a “Double Irish” tax loophole could cost U.S. companies including Apple and Google billions of dollars, although a new break and pressure to tackle tax avoidance elsewhere means they are unlikely to decamp. Analysts and tax advisers predict that corporations which need access to the EU’s 500 million […]

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Ireland does not promote or seek corporate tax-avoidance deals: minister

Ireland does not promote or seek corporate tax-avoidance deals: minister

DUBLIN (Reuters) – Ireland defended its tax regime on Friday against criticism from U.S. President Barack Obama, insisting that it does not seek to entice U.S. companies to make the country its domicile to lower their tax bills. Singling out Ireland for criticism, Obama on Thursday hammered U.S. companies that avoid federal taxes by shifting […]

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Irish-based M&A surges on back of U.S. companies’ tax inversion deals

Irish-based M&A surges on back of U.S. companies’ tax inversion deals

DUBLIN (Reuters) – The surge in overseas mergers and acquisitions by U.S. companies looking to lower their tax bills led to a near six-fold rise in the value of deals in Ireland in the first half of the year, accounting for almost 20 percent of all European transactions. American lawmakers have expressed concern about U.S. […]

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Bankers’ lawsuit jeopardizes U.S. tax dodger crackdown

Bankers’ lawsuit jeopardizes U.S. tax dodger crackdown

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – A court challenge by Texas and Florida bankers threatens to undermine a broad U.S. government crackdown on offshore tax avoidance and jeopardize a web of carefully crafted international agreements, tax lawyers said recently. The Texas Bankers Association and the Florida Bankers Association, both industry groups, have filed a lawsuit attempting to […]

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Ireland announces plans to crack down on “stateless” multinational corporations

Ireland announces plans to crack down on “stateless” multinational corporations

Irish Finance Minister Michael Noonan has announced the country’s plans to “ensure that Irish registered companies cannot be “stateless” in terms of their place of tax residency.” This refers to tax arrangements used by certain multinationals where, by taking advantage of differences between countries’ laws pertaining to residency for tax purposes, the corporation claims to […]

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Ireland to close Apple’s tax loophole, but leave bigger one open

Ireland to close Apple’s tax loophole, but leave bigger one open

Ireland said it planned to shut down a much-criticised tax arrangement used by Apple Inc to shelter over $40 billion from taxation – but will leave open an even bigger loophole that means the computer giant is unlikely to pay any more tax. A U.S. Senate committee investigation revealed in May that Apple had cut […]

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Special Report – How a German tech giant trims its U.S. tax bill

Special Report – How a German tech giant trims its U.S. tax bill

As reported in the news in Reuters, “Special Report – How a German tech giant trims its U.S. tax bill – In July 2012,” then-U.S. Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner traveled to an island off the German coast to meet Wolfgang Schaeuble, Germany’s finance minister. Schaeuble was on vacation, but Geithner visited to discuss the euro […]

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Special Report – How big techs stay offline on tax per OECD – the key is tax residency or permanent establishment

Special Report – How big techs stay offline on tax per OECD – the key is tax residency or permanent establishment

As reported in the news in Reuters, big business was having none of it. In January 2013, a lobby group which represents the largest corporations in the world wrote a letter to the body that drafts the rules on taxing multinationals. The letter focused on a small change to an obscure document, but one that […]

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Meet Paul Raymond

Meet Paul Raymond

Mr. Raymond is a sought after speaker in tax controversy law by many attorney, accountant, and business groups and at the request of the Internal Revenue Service, has presented programs at the IRS Nationwide Tax Forum, attended by tax professionals throughout the United States.

Additionally, he continues to be an active member in the Section of Taxation, American Bar Association, where he was the Past Chair of the Employment Taxes Committee.

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