Saturday August 8, 2020

Ian Guider: Apple ruling may leave sour taste for Ireland

As winds of reform sweep across the international tax landscape, expect this small island to dig its heels in and side with the multinationals

Ian Guider

Markets Editor

12th July, 2020
The Apple ruling, in the minds of some international commentators, also gave credence to the notion that Ireland was a tax haven

Round two of the state's fight with the European Commission over Apple, its tax affairs and the not-so-small matter of €13 billion comes to an end this week. On Wednesday, the judges of the General Court of the European Union will announce their ruling on the appeal that the state facilitated the company paying hardly any tax on tens of billions of euro of profits for more than a decade.

No matter what the verdict...

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