In the media

In the media

In his regular column in the Business Post, Dr Brian Keegan considers the potential impact of the VAT rate cut from 23 per cent to 21 per cent and contends that the associated cost of such a measure may be more effective if spent elsewhere. In his column in the Irish Examiner, Dr Keegan discusses the EU’s latest multi-million recovery fund, and how EU tax harmonisation reforms coming down the line might push Ireland towards the “Frugal Five” member states of the EU.

Aug 04, 2020
In the media

In his regular column in the Business Post Post, Dr Brian Keegan considers the July Jobs Stimulus package and notes that the economic impact of COVID-19 is so great that any money pumped in by the government into businesses will realise a benefit but the challenge will be how to maximise the benefit. Commenting on the July Jobs Stimulus announcement last week, Dr Brian Keegan, Director of Public Policy has said, “The July stimulus package throws a lifeline to the SME sector.” You can listen back to Dr Keegan’s interview with RTE Radio 1’s News at One (0:17:38) in the lead up to the release of the stimulus package. You can also read the full press statement here. This statement also received significant media coverage in RTE News, Irish Times, Irish Examiner, Irish Independent, and the Irish Sun.

Jul 27, 2020
Public Policy

Take a look at the media coverage of some of the Institute’s statements this week (13 July – 17 July 2020). The Big Tech Show – Dr Brian Keegan in conversation with the Independent’s Adrian Weckler The Next Financial Year: Making Irish Business More Competitive Dr Brian Keegan’s statement on the Apple and Ireland vs European Commission ruling CCAB-I’s 2021 pre-Budget submission The Big Tech Show You can listen to Dr Brian Keegan, Director of Advocacy and Voice in conversation with Adrian Weckler, Technology Editor of the Irish/Sunday Independent on The Big Tech Show.   The Next Financial Year: Making Irish Business More Competitive Today, Chartered Accountants Ireland launches a new position paper “The Next Financial Year: Making Irish Business More Competitive”. Informed by the problems of members/member firms across the island of Ireland in handling COVID-19 it proposes how government can help create a better business environment to boost employment and the economies on the island of Ireland. You can read and download the full position paper here. Take a look at some of our press coverage below: RTE Radio 1: Morning Ireland, 7:30am, Thursday 16 July Irish Examiner: 'One in three' of all firms worry about running out of cash in Covid-19 storm Biz Plus: SMEs Worried About Liquidity and Cashflow Business First UK: Liquidity and cash flow are key concerns for business   Apple and Ireland win appeal against the European Commission’s €13 billion tax ruling In light of this week’s decision by the General Court of the European Union to annul the decision taken by the European Commission that Ireland must collect €13 billion in unpaid taxes from Apple Inc., Dr Brian Keegan has released a statement saying: “Positive European Court decision should curtail EU Commission posturing on State Aid”. This statement has since garnered significant media coverage in news and broadcast sources. News: RTE News: Apple decision recognises 'commercial realities and principles of fairness' - comment by Brian Keegan Irish Times: Ireland wins appeal in €13bn Apple tax case - comment by Brian Keegan (online and print) Irish Times: Industry groups welcome Apple ruling but expect tax spotlight to remain- comment by Brian Keegan (online and print) Shannonside: Ireland wins appeal in €13 billion Apple tax case - comment by Brian Keegan Nova.ie: Apple No Longer Has to Pay Ireland 13 Billion Euro in Unpaid Taxes - comment by Brian Keegan   Broadcast: Newstalk FM – hourly news bulletins Soundbite from Brian Keegan Today FM – The Last Word with Matt Cooper at 5:20pm on 15 July 2020 Interview with Brian Keegan Regional radio – syndication of Brian Keegan’s comments   CCAB-I publishes 2021 pre-Budget submission The CCAB-I’s 2021 Pre-Budget Submission to the Government, has generated significant media coverage in this week's news. You can read the full press release and associated coverage on the Irish Independent RTE News RTE Radio 1 – Morning Ireland Irish Examiner (print)  

Jul 17, 2020
Tax RoI

The CCAB-I’s 2021 Pre-Budget Submission to the Government, has generated significant media coverage in today’s news. You can read the full press release and associated coverage on the Irish Independent, RTE News, RTE Radio 1 – Morning Ireland, and the Irish Examiner (print).

Jul 13, 2020
In the media

In his regular column in the Business Post, Dr Brian Keegan writes that the US’s position on OECD’s international tax reform is much more nuanced than what has been reported and despite initiate appearances to the contrary, the OECD is still a major influencer in the tax policy arena. Chartered Accountants Ireland issued a response to Revenue’s announcement that it plans to query claims made by 55,000 Irish businesses for temporary wage subsidies. Comments made by Professional Tax Leader, Norah Collender, were featured on RTE News, Newstalk, and the Irish Examiner. You can also listen back to her interview with RTE Radio 1 - Morning Ireland.

Jun 29, 2020
In the media

  In the Sunday Independent, Norah Collender discussed the potential tax bill facing employees whose employer claims the TWSS. As set out in the Irish stories section of Tax News today, Chartered Accountants Ireland raised the need for clear guidance now from Revenue on how tax on TWSS payments will be collected from PAYE workers, noting the necessity to spread tax liabilities over four or more years via the PAYE system.   Dr Brian Keegan’s comments on the tax implications of various COVID-19 government supports were also featured in the latest Sunday Independent.

Jun 15, 2020