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7 Feb 2018

The Irish Finance Act 2017 was signed into law by the Irish President on 25 December 2017. It introduces a number of important changes and enhancements to Irish tax law. This update summarises the main changes for Irish and international investors, companies and individuals.

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29 Jan 2018

Ireland is a leading location for the development, exploitation and management of intellectual property (IP). According to IDA Ireland, the number of global companies centralising their IP management in Ireland has made Ireland one of the largest exporters of IP in the world. One of the key drivers for this is the attractive tax regime, including the 12.5% corporation tax rate on trading income, a flexible 25% tax credit on the cost of eligible research and development activities, capital allowances on the cost of acquiring certain intangible assets and a large double tax treaty network to facilitate the flow of funds between Ireland and other countries. Ireland has signed double tax treaties with over 70 countries.

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29 Jan 2018

Finance Act 2017 ("FA 2017") was signed into law by the Irish President on 25 December 2017. It introduces a number of important changes into Irish tax law. Two tax changes are particularly relevant for investors, executives and Irish corporates:

(a) new anti-avoidance legislation which could impact management buy-outs ("MBOs"), corporate restructurings and other exits; and

(b) a tax advantaged employee share option programme (the "KEEP" regime).

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22 Nov 2017

Andrew Quinn and David Burke have contributed to the Ireland chapter of the International Comparative Legal Guide to Corporate Tax 2018. This guide provides a practical overview of the tax and legal regime in Ireland.

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13 Oct 2017

Following the announcement of the Irish Budget 2018 this week, the Maples and Calder Tax Group has prepared a commentary on Ireland's International Tax Strategy and Budget 2018.

This update covers: International Tax Strategy – BEPS and Tax Reform, Property Focus, Shares Options and Entrepreneurs, Income and Employment Tax and Sugar Tax.

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