Taxation: Republic of Ireland

Treasury written question – answered on 19th November 2013.

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Photo of Austin Mitchell Austin Mitchell Labour, Great Grimsby

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the net effect on revenue collected by HM Revenue and Customs of taxation agreements between the UK and Ireland.

Photo of Nicky Morgan Nicky Morgan The Economic Secretary to the Treasury

Given the long time-scales, complex and shifting interactions with domestic law, large and unpredictable behavioural effects and the lack of a sensible comparator, it is not possible to produce meaningful estimates of the revenue effects of double taxation agreements and successive Governments have never attempted it.

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