The Irish government is getting angry that the US and UK are blaming its tax laws for the antics of multinational IT companies.
The world's tax men are ganging up to take on the creative accountants at the likes of Google, who have been allegedly engineering some fairly staggering tax evasion moves.
It is starting to look like Google's tax avoidance days might be coming to a close after France and Germany have joined the UK in demanding that the search engine start paying its share.
Google has defended itself against allegations that it has been playing a game of tax evasion in the UK, claiming the nation is lucky to have the search engine working in the country.
The French government has released proposals to tax online businesses for the collection of personal data, in a move that would dramatically increase their currently-tiny tax bills.
Google's planning a huge corporate headquarters in London, closing two offices and moving onto a £1 billion site in King's Cross.
Apple has become the latest company to come under fire over its tax arrangements, after the revelation that it pays only a tiny amount on its massive overseas earnings.
Microsoft and Hewlett-Packard have - entirely legally - avoided billions of dollars in taxes over the last three years, according to a US Senate Committee.
An Oklahoma lawmaker is proposing a special tax on violent video games, in what he says is an attempt to fight bullying and obesity in children.
The Obama administration is reportedly eyeing a transportation bill that would require the "study and implementation" of a plan to tax automobile owners based on how many miles they drive.
The parallels, differences and ethical considerations of tax avoidance versus tax evasion have been the subject of debate for decades.
A competition launched by Vodafone - the UK ISP that owns 45 percent of Verizon - caused red faces over the weekend as it was used to protest about the company's tax practices.
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is poised to implement a new security procedure that will make it harder for tax professionals to access the agency's electronic filing portal.