The Irish Minister for Finance presented Budget 2019 to the Dáil, the Irish Parliament, on 9 October 2019.
The annual Budget presents an opportunity for the Irish Government to assess the Irish economy, look forward to the challenges and opportunities facing Ireland, and introduce domestic and international tax changes.
John Breslin and David Burke provide an overview of the corporate lending market in Ireland, examining recent legal and regulatory developments and tax considerations.
Their contribution forms part of the fourth edition of The Lending and Secured Finance Review.
In this edition of the Maples Tax Update, we examine a number of current Irish and international tax issues. In the financial services section, we outline significant new Irish Revenue guidance on the tax treatment of "section 110 companies" and Irish real estate funds. We also comment on the tax treatment of Irish investment managers and examine the new EU directive on reporting aggressive tax structures, in addition to the EU's proposals for digital taxation and the tax status of REITs. Finally, in the corporate taxation section, we examine the recent tax advantaged "KEEP" option schemes and the treatment of share buy-backs.
The Irish Revenue published new technical guidance on 24 May 2018 relating to companies falling within the scope of section 110 of the Irish Taxes Consolidation Act 1997 (known as "section 110 companies").
Andrew Quinn and David Burke have contributed to the Ireland chapter of the Chambers Global Practice Guide to Corporate Tax 2018. This guide provides a practical overview of the tax and legal regime in Ireland.