Budget 2017 offers an opportunity for Government to provide a strong commitment to Ireland’s tax regime against the backdrop of an ever-evolving international tax policy landscape.
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The international tax policy landscape is evolving at a faster rate than anyone could have imagined a few years ago. The ongoing BEPS project has been quickly followed by the EU’s anti-tax avoidance directive and State Aid decisions. These items have brought an increased focus on Ireland’s tax system, with calls for amendments to various provisions and rumours circulating about what might happen and when.
The current environment offers the Minister for Finance an excellent opportunity to reaffirm Ireland’s commitment to a competitive tax offering for Irish domestic companies. We do not expect any major corporate tax changes that would have an immediate impact on the Irish PLC community, but policy statements could provide some clarity on how Ireland is going to navigate the tax landscape in the medium term.
Join us as we take a closer look at these issues in the coming weeks.
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