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Corporate Tax

Our Tax Department is significantly the largest tax practice group amongst Irish law firms. In contrast to the tax departments of other Irish law firms, we operate primarily as a “front-end” service. Significantly more than half of our work is on transactions or advisory matters where our tax professionals have the sole or lead role. We also advise on the taxation aspects of transactions as part of a multi-disciplinary team with lawyers from other groups within the firm. We often act as special tax counsel in transactions where clients require specialised tax advice and are not comfortable using the tax department of their existing legal advisers.  We do not provide tax compliance services.

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Brexit Deal – Key Outcomes from an Irish Customs and VAT Perspective

It has been almost two months since Brexit finally took effect and there was much relief when a deal was reached at the last minute between the United Kingdom and the European Union. Nowhere was the breakthrough more anticipated than in Ireland as nearest neighbour to the UK and sharing the border with Northern Ireland.

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Beyond Brexit: Issues, Challenges and Solutions

Just over two months on from the conclusion of the EU-UK Trade and Co-operation Agreement between the EU and the UK, the partners at Matheson were pleased to host our most recent Brexit webinar, Beyond Brexit: Issues, Challenges and Solutions.

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Working in Ireland: Possible Payroll Pitfalls for UK Employers

Tax partner, Vahan Tchrakian and Tax senior associate, Audrey Kean discuss the possible payroll tax pitfalls for UK employers sending short-term assignee's to work in Ireland.

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"No-Deal" Brexit: Key Irish Tax Considerations

While ratification by the UK of the Withdrawal Agreement remains a possibility (and the Irish Government’s preference), businesses should prepare for the possibility of the UK failing to agree a deal for their departure from the EU in advance of 12 April.

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Tax Partner Catherine O'Meara spoke at the American Chamber of Commerce US-Ireland Business Conference in Croke Park

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Brexit and Customs Classifications

A “hard Brexit” will result in customs controls being reintroduced on trade routes to and from the UK. Matthew Broadstock and Elaine Long discuss.


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Life Sciences Update

Life Sciences Update: Outlook for 2019 and Post-Brexit Implications

Matheson partners provide an update on the life sciences sector, across the key areas of corporate M&A, tax, and regulation, incorporating their outlook for 2019 and the post-Brexit implications for businesses operating in this sector.


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Tax Policy and the Impact on Foreign Investment in Ireland

Despite being an island nation on the periphery of Europe, Ireland has succeeded in becoming the leading destination for foreign direct investment (FDI) in Europe. 


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Brexit – The Impact on Irish Exporters

The UK Government’s Brexit White Paper has confirmed the UK will seek to exit both the Single Market and the Customs Union.  Irish exporters are accustomed to frictionless trade in goods, without restrictions or delays, between the UK and Ireland.  Administration has been kept to a minimum with relatively straightforward requirements for business to business sales on VAT and Customs Duty.


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Brexit: Three Key Tax Questions for Business

The international tax landscape is changing fast.  And Brexit is another complicating factor.  There may be significant tax consequences for multinationals. 


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Brexit: Thinking about Tax and Related Costs

As the UK prepares to leave the EU customs union the tax consequences and related costs of Brexit for multinational groups will come into sharper focus.  In particular, multinationals with significant trade between the UK and EU will need to consider the circumstances in which certain business operations and/or value chains may need to be located within the EU.


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John Ryan
John Ryan Senior Tax Principal