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GeneralRe: Apple/Ireland update: make that $14.5 billion worth of $henanigans (part II, brief). Pin
digimanus30-Aug-16 7:22
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GeneralRe: Apple/Ireland update: make that $14.5 billion worth of $henanigans (part II, brief). Pin
W Balboos, GHB30-Aug-16 7:25
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GeneralRe: Apple/Ireland update: make that $14.5 billion worth of $henanigans (part II, brief). Pin
digimanus30-Aug-16 7:56
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GeneralRe: Apple/Ireland update: make that $14.5 billion worth of $henanigans (part II, brief). Pin
W Balboos, GHB30-Aug-16 8:04
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GeneralRe: Apple/Ireland update: make that $14.5 billion worth of $henanigans (part II, brief). Pin
digimanus30-Aug-16 8:12
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GeneralRe: Apple/Ireland update: make that $14.5 billion worth of $henanigans (part II, brief). Pin
TheGreatAndPowerfulOz30-Aug-16 14:05
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GeneralRe: Apple/Ireland update: make that $14.5 billion worth of $henanigans Pin
Vark11130-Aug-16 5:04
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GeneralRe: Apple/Ireland update: make that $14.5 billion worth of $henanigans Pin
W Balboos, GHB30-Aug-16 5:13
mveW Balboos, GHB30-Aug-16 5:13 
It's exactly the point: Back Taxes - when the agreement they made with the host country was for taxes at a given rate.

As for the W2 error analogy - not correct. The error was in the calculation on an agreement (if you wish to call it that) between the worker and the government in how much tax they are to pay. If the company, acting as their agent, miscalculates it, it doesn't change the agreement between the taxpayer and the government: the rate is still the same.

If, however, the government offered you a tax break for opening up a business in a specific location (and may states do this) - that's there business. The federal government does so, as well. Once the deal's made, if the recipient lives up to their part of the contract then the government cannot simply change the rules - not without compensation.

So - if the taxes were underpaid because Ireland (and others) made deal, it's up to them to uphold the agreement. They made the deal for their own benefit (don't blame everything on Apple) and so they must uphold the deal.

Or, were the Brits more correct than ever in Brexit, lest the EU overrun their country as if it were the EU's own.


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