Tax law

High Court: Collector-General entitled to VAT judgment

The Collector-General of the Revenue Commissioners has been successful in a case for the recovery of €1.7 million in VAT due and owing against a man who sought discovery of the documentation on which Revenue was relying.

Published 9 October 2020

European Commission to appeal Apple tax ruling

The European Commission has decided to appeal a court ruling that US tech giant Apple did not receive illegal state aid from Ireland and does not have to pay €14 billion in back taxes.

Published 25 September 2020

European Commission 'leaning towards' Apple tax appeal

The European Commission is "leaning toward" appealing the ruling that US tech giant Apple did not receive illegal state aid from Ireland and does not have to pay €14 billion in back taxes, according to reports.

Published 23 September 2020

Law Society calls for reduced VAT on legal services

The Law Society of Ireland has urged government ministers to introduce a reduced VAT rate for legal services to end the "inappropriate application of what is effectively a consumer tax on such services".

Published 21 September 2020

CJEU: Apple did not receive illegal state aid from Ireland

US tech giant Apple did not receive illegal state aid from Ireland and does not have to pay €14 billion in back taxes, the General Court of the European Union (EGC) has ruled.

Published 16 July 2020

Taxing times: Extended stays in Ireland due to pandemic disruption will not break residency rules

People who are not normally resident in Ireland will not suffer negative tax repercussions if they are unable to leave due to the coronavirus pandemic, Revenue has said.

Published 6 April 2020

Richard Grogan: Tax appeals throw settlement tax relief practices into disarray

Employment law solicitor Richard Grogan of Richard Grogan & Associates looks at two recent tax appeal cases which have thrown existing practices to claim tax relief on employment awards into disarray.

Published 6 February 2020

Jason O'Sullivan: New food supplements tax shows incompetence on tackling health crisis

Jason O'Sullivan, solicitor and public affairs consultant at J.O.S Solicitors, comments on the tax on food supplements introduced in Ireland this month.

Published 10 January 2020

Court of Appeal: Notorious Dublin criminal 'the Viper' loses appeal against €738,449 interest owed on tax bill

Martin Foley, known as “the Viper”, has lost an appeal against the finding that he was liable for €738,449 interest on a tax bill of €178,510 which has been due since the early 2000s.

Published 3 December 2019

Matheson, William Fry and A&L Goodbody lawyers recognised as tax controversy leaders

Lawyers at Matheson, William Fry and A&L Goodbody have been ranked as tax controversy leaders in an annual World Tax guide published by International Tax Review.

Published 23 September 2019

Department of Finance launches 'full and comprehensive' business rates review

The Department of Finance has launched a "full and comprehensive" review of the business rates system in Northern Ireland.

Published 17 September 2019

Court of Appeal: Company wrongly pursued for €10.2m VAT bill loses claim for damages

A company that was wrongly pursued for a €10.2 million VAT bill due to a “fundamental error” in the interpretation of the VAT Regulations of 1979 (as amended) has lost its appeal against the High Court's rejection of its claim for damages for malicious abuse of the civil process.

Published 29 July 2019

Channel Islands move towards wealth transparency

Offshore private registers detailing who owns which companies in the Channel Islands are to be made public.

Published 19 June 2019

Law Society calls for technical consultation ahead of Finance Bill publication

The Law Society of Ireland has called on the Government to introduce a formal technical consultation before publishing the next Finance Bill.

Published 14 June 2019

Double award win for William Fry tax team

William Fry was awarded Ireland Tax Firm of the Year and Impact Deal of the Year at the International Tax Review European Awards 2019 in London last night.

Published 17 May 2019