The fortunes of
Ahern, reportedly the most successful political Irish leader since
independence from Britain, has hit rock bottom after he was forced to admit to
questionable tax affairs.
Ahern’s current problems are related to a long-running public investigation,
tribunal, into land planning deals linked to political favours.
The Taioseach has suffered days of drawn-out cross-questioning about
so-called ‘dig-outs’ – loans or gifts from rich businessmen, The Times
The tribunal is investigating claims by a developer, Owen O’Callaghan, that
he gave substantial sums of cash to Ahern between 1989 and 1992, and a series of
payments he received when he was finance minister in the 1990s.
"The whole idea of HMRC officials supplying confidential information about individuals to the media on a non-attributable basis is, or should be, a matter of serious concern," say Supreme Court judges
UK-based non-doms have paid ten times more tax than the average taxpayer, raising concerns over the Brexit impact on non-dom contributions and therefore, the economy
A senior MP has questioned the impact of HMRC’s decision to undertake yet another radical overhaul of its internal structure
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