Ireland seen as “first mover” in tax reform by other MEPs – Hayes

Recent announcements of changes  to the Irish corporate tax system by finance minister Micheal Noonan has led to Ireland being seen as a “first mover” in tax reform by other MEPs. That’s according to the Fine Gael MEP for Dublin, Brian Hayes. He was speaking in the European Parliament prior to a debate on allegations that Luxembourg facilitated tax avoidance schemes for big multinational companies.  However Mr Hayes says that rather than probing the tax affairs of smaller EU members, larger countries such as Germany and the UK should question their own tax schemes. 

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