TaxCorporate TaxIreland enraged as EU unveils tax hike plans

Ireland enraged as EU unveils tax hike plans

Ireland reacts angrily to proposals for a common consolidated corporate tax base across Europe

Plans for a flat rate of corporation tax across Europe have been panned by
Ireland.

EU taxation commissioner Algirdas Semeta floated a plan last week to bring in
a common consolidated corporate tax base which would make taxes on businesses
the same across Europe.

Detractors say this has come just months after EU mandarins promised there
would be no fiscal changes in the pipeline which would affect Ireland.

Dana Rosemary Scallan, a No campaigner against the Lisbon Treaty told the
Sunday Mirror: “A
common tax rate was always the intention of the EU. Unfortunately, the eurocrats
lie and they lied to us about that tax guarantee.

“Anyone who raised concerns about this was branded a scaremongerer. I hate to
keep saying ‘I told you so’, but I’ve been warning this was coming since 1999.
We’ve been deceived by Europe.”

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