Offshore Ireland: Devil in the detail as Apple tax row rages
Semantics rule as Apple and the government try to kick sand over low-tax controversy, writes Cliff Taylor.
Tim Cooke was on message. In a lengthy interview broadcast last week he was asked about the statement in a US Senate committee report that Apple had a special tax deal with the Irish government. He replied: "We had no special deal with the Irish government which gave us a 2 per cent flat tax rate."
Government information departments tweeted out links to the interview under the tag "we do not have a special deal with...
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