Sunday 22 January 2017

Gene Kerrigan: We don't take taxes from cool people

Apparently, things are so good today we can afford to turn away billions owed in taxes

Published 28/08/2016 | 02:30

'Oh, well, says you – leaving morality out of it – at least they can't get out of paying our legendary 12.5pc tax on Apple's vast corporate profits, right? Wrong'
'Oh, well, says you – leaving morality out of it – at least they can't get out of paying our legendary 12.5pc tax on Apple's vast corporate profits, right? Wrong'

You want to get out of paying taxes? We'll tell you how it's done.

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You want to know why the FG/FF government is going to court to deprive the country of billions it's due in taxes? We'll tell you that, too, at no extra charge.

You already know that much of Irish politics involves throwing shapes. That is, making broad but empty gestures you hope will create a favourable image of yourself. Well, before the General Election, Fine Gael threw lots of shapes. One of them was a promise to get rid of the Universal Social Charge.

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