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Aidan Byrne Taxation


has been consistent, and the value system hasn’t changed – this is the way the firm do business with real people and real solutions.


Aidan’s thoughts going forward for 2011: Ireland is currently at the early stages of a recovery to growth through a though budgetary process which is seeking to widen the tax base and cut public spending which was allowed to get out of control. However the new administration is four square behind a continuation of the support of a tax regime which is designed to make Ireland attractive a destination in which to do business. In recent international surveys Ireland continues to score well: 1st in Eurozone of best countries for business (Forbes, 2010), 1st in the world for most highly employable graduates (European Commission Study, 2010), 1st in Europe for most competitive location for R&D investment (Mazars Review of global R&D incentives) and 1st Most globalised country in Europe (Index of Economic Freedom, 200). It is no secret that Irelands’ economy has


Aidan Byrne is the lead Tax Partner with Baker Tilly Ryan Glennon in Dublin and is responsible for the delivery of all tax services to the clients of the firm. Aidan is well recognised and respected by independent rankings and firms for his tax expertise. Prior to joining Baker Tilly Ryan Glennon, Aidan was employed in the Irish Revenue Commissioners for over 20 years. Aidan specialises in advising clients on optimum


tax structures, and counselling companies considering Foreign Direct Investment into Ireland. Aidan’s publications include articles on taxation of intellectual property, succession planning, wealth transfers and foreign direct investment, as well as speeches and papers to various seminars on the Irish tax system, Irish Budgets, Finance Act, dealing with Irish Tax Authorities, among others Aidan is chairman of the Baker Tilly EMEA Tax


Committee and is jointly responsible for the organisation of the European Tax Conference on an annual basis, and he is also a member of the Irish Tax Institute. Baker Tilly Ryan Glennon are a leading mid-tier firm


of accountants and business advisors in Ireland with 11 Partners and over 90 staff. The firm are also independent members of the 8th largest international accountancy firm in the world. Baker Tilly Ryan Glennon are known for building long term personal relationships with clients. The firms’ behaviour and advice in pre and post bubble times


undergone a significant readjustment in the last three years. However, it’s not all doom and gloom. Indeed, as a result Ireland has seen its competitiveness restored. Not only this, but Irelands’ recent difficulties have added renewed impetus to creating a pro-business environment. Attracting new and established businesses to these shores is seen as the key to economic recovery – the commitment of all major political parties and social partners to maintain the 12.5% corporation tax rate underlines this.


Contact:


Aidan Byrne Tax Partner


Baker Tilly Ryan Glennon


Trinity House, Charleston Road, Ranelagh Dublin 6, Ireland


Tel: +353 (01) 496 5388 Fax: +353 (01) 496 9226 Email: abyrne@bakertillyrg.ie


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