Archive for the ‘Irish Tax residence and domicile’ Category

2010 OECD Model Tax Convention, Transfer Pricing and updated PE definition

Monday, August 9th, 2010

From the OECD site 22 July 2010 — The OECD Council today approved the 2010 versions of the OECD’s Model Tax Convention, the 1995 Transfer Pricing Guidelines and the 2008 Report on the Attribution of Profits to Permanent Establishments. The updates are the result of several years of work to improve these core OECD instruments in the area of international taxation.

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Gibraltar is leading the race to full compliance with OECD!

Saturday, August 29th, 2009

Last 27th August 2009 we have attended another significant event in Gibraltar. The signature of the Tax Information Exchange Agreement with the United Kingdom.

Paradoxically, being a territory of the United Kingdom,  Gibraltar will establish with this TIEA an unprecedented level of Economic cooperation with the United Kingdom.

This event follows the signature of previous four TIEAs with Australia, New Zealand, Ireland and the USA, all completed during 2009.

From Taxprecision we continue encouraging Gibraltar to continue their efforts toward the signature of the TIEA with Spain, which we believe will enormously improve the Economy of both Governments. (more…)

IRELAND´S HOUSING MARKET: BUBLE TROUBLE,REPORTED BY EU

Friday, September 26th, 2008

It is not very habitual to find two articles in the European Commission’s monthly publications applying so clearly to our clients.

This article on the Irish Real Estate Market is worth looking at, the title is Ireland’s Housing Market: Buble trouble

Many of us will be able to draw parallelisms with the UK or Spanish real estate market, after reading this report.

In the European Commission page it is reported:

“The housing sector was a significant driver of Ireland’s growth performance during the last decade, reflecting strong country-specific fundamentals. While supply and demand factors can explain much of the developments of prices during last 27 years, there is evidence of overshooting in the later part of the period.

The housing market peaked in 2006 and the sector is now undergoing an adjustment that is warranted by an apparent overvaluation of house prices and needed reallocation of resources to more productive sectors.

Given the weight of the residential construction sector in output and employment, the correction in this sector is acting as a drag on overall economic growth as well as on public finances.

It remains to be seen whether past structural reforms can help bring about a rapid return to the medium term growth or whether the recovery will be more drawn out, similar to the experience of many industrialized countries that have undergone housing market busts in the past 30 years.”

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