The EU's Apple tax break investigation could lead to billions of euros in fines

Justin Kahn

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Back in June of this year, the European Commission began an investigation into the infamous tax arrangement Apple has with the Irish government. The findings from that investigation are apparently ready for prime time, and could be released as early...

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Guest

Another nail in Apple's coffin.

I hope they fine them, then Google, eBay, then everyone else who refuses to pay the taxes due in each country they trade in.

As a previous poster noted a while ago, if an Apple store gets held-up etc, they call the local police. Who pays for the local police? LOCAL TAXES!
 
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davislane1

The best part of these tax articles is always the comment section.
 
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Guest

But alas the vicious cycle, they didn't pay their taxes, so they have billions to bribe someone with, or be bribed by a lawyer to find a lovely little loophole
 
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Guest

The Irish government is known for their dodgy practises yet all blame is layed on apple.
How about the EU doing something about the irish government taxing it's citizens twice on cars (which is technically illegal) and getting away with this second tax by calling it a "car registration fee"? We are fed up to the back teeth of paying close to 30% more for our cars due to the EU turning a blind eye to the corrupt irish government.
 
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Guest

It is the multi-national banks that too should be in the spotlight in facilitating account opening & structured liquidity arrangements in these low tax jurisdictions. The Banks also leverage the same windfalls as the Apples & Googles, by having incorporated businesses typically in Ireland and tax havens.