The Tax Take: Brian Keegan

Ireland is being scapegoated over the Apple tax issue by an EU Commission hungry for publicity

5th October, 2014

In fewer than ten days’ time, the finance minister will announce his budget. On the evidence of the events of the past week, nothing he will say about corporation tax is likely to allay the international scrutiny and criticism being levelled at the country.

The division of the EU Commission which is conducting the enquiry into the arrangements between the Revenue Commissioners and Apple is called DG Competition. The mandate of DG Competition is...

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