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    Default Garlic man doesn't pay tax, gets jail, Google man doesn't pay tax, gets taken to lunch

    Trenchant comments by Trinity professor Jim Stewart. Basically he says huge MNCs such as Google are able to negotiate tax arrangements which suit them but Irish small businesses and individuals have no such clout.

    Ireland operates two very different tax systems, one for corporate multinationals and a second for smaller companies and individuals, according to Trinity finance professor, Jim Stewart.
    Stewart gives this example of Google having the tax regime altered in its favour

    It has been reported that last year Revenue Commissioner did tailor the tax regime to Google’s advantage. Revenue agreed to let Google make billions of dollars in royalty payments directly to a Bermuda subsidiary, helping to cut the company’s tax bill by at least $2bn a year, according to US and overseas securities filings.
    Dual tax system benefits the big players | Irish Examiner

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    One man's evasion, is another man's avoidance.
    There is a difference between breaking the law for gain, and using it for gain.
    History will record with the greatest astonishment that those who had the most to lose did the least to prevent its happening.

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    Just seen on twitter that Sean Dunne owes Dublin City council a lot of money.Seán Dunne owes over a third of a million to Dublin City Council | Sinn Féin

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    Garlic man committed crime Google erm didn't.

    Slight difference
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    Quote Originally Posted by eoghanacht View Post
    Garlic man committed crime Google erm didn't.

    Slight difference
    Google man has a word with the Minister for Finance as the Finance Act is constructed.

    Garlic man does not as garlic man is a pleb.

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    Right or wrong any company that comes to this country with jobs the government will bend the rules for them. they always did down the years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobertW View Post
    Google man has a word with the Minister for Finance as the Finance Act is constructed.

    Garlic man does not as garlic man is a pleb.
    Therefore we can safely presume that Garlic Man was unable to hire KPMG.....

    http://www.thejournal.ie/kpmg-girl/news/
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    Quote Originally Posted by KongMing View Post
    I hadn't realized that, what is the correct term for the double Irish, if not "avoidance"?
    A nod and a wink to the foreigner with money. The politicians see it as cute whoorism to take business from the other European countries.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Watcher2 View Post
    A nod and a wink to the foreigner with money. The politicians see it as cute whoorism to take business from the other European countries.
    So the correct term is.....?
    History will record with the greatest astonishment that those who had the most to lose did the least to prevent its happening.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KongMing View Post
    So the correct term is.....?
    Avoidance of course but they will never admit it.

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