If you’re interested in the current debate over EU attitudes to the 12.5% Irish Corporation Tax rate, two radio discussions on the topic within the past 24 hours are certainly worth a listen.
Matt Cooper’s The Last Word on Today FM featured a debate between Brian Keegan, Tax Director of Chartered Accountants Ireland, and The Irish Times’ Fintan O’Toole on the wisdom of Ireland’s 12.5% rate (pretty obvious if you ask me, although Fintan doesn’t seem to agree).
The discussion is online until next Tuesday on the TodayFM Archive (Go to ‘The Last Word section, then ‘Part 2’, approx 41.40 minutes in, ending at 53.00 minutes).
Meanwhile this morning Tax Lawyer Suzanne Kelly discussed the new EU CCCTB consolidated tax base proposals on the Breakfast Show on Newstalk 106-108, with presenters Shane Coleman and Ivan Yates.
This is also archived online on the Newstalk Media Player (part 2 of the show, starts at 7.20 minutes, ends at 12.20 minutes).