Some interesting thoughts in this post
Some fascinating stuff in the SBP on jobs and taxes this weekend. Take for example this crie-de-couer from Barry O’Leary, chief of the IDA.
“We’re not concerned about the rate of corporation tax,” said O’Leary. “We’re concerned about personal tax rates, which have reached a maximum. They’ve gone as high as they can go.” He said he welcomed the commitment made earlier this month by Minister for Finance Michael Noonan to reduce income tax rates as soon as possible.
Hmmm… interesting. As is the following:
During a week when Britain committed to lowering its corporation tax rate again, O’Leary said there was “no way” corporation tax changes would have any discernible effect on investment in Ireland. “They [multinational corporations] are continuing to come, in big numbers. Tax is just one element of it – if you were only deciding based on tax, you’d be going to Switzerland or Singapore or…
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