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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
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TheGreatAndPowerfulOz30-Aug-16 14:05
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GeneralRe: Apple/Ireland update: make that $14.5 billion worth of $henanigans Pin
W Balboos, GHB30-Aug-16 5:50
mveW Balboos, GHB30-Aug-16 5:50 
Vark111 wrote:
But a state can't promise to lower my federal taxes
So - who does apple pay taxes to? Ireland, right. What they need to do with their taxes (viz-a-viz, the EU) is their business. If they wish to subsidize the rate to get the employment - is it not their right as the owners of the country?

Ireland didn't negotiate down the tax rate of a company setting up in Spain. That's Spain's right (or should be).

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