Grey1213, 30 Aug 2016To keep Apple in Ireland. International regulations exist to stop individual governments like ... moreAs if Apple would pull out of Ireland. Ireland don't need Apple and without iPhones people would just buy Samsung, etc and the revenue would still flow just into other pockets. The only party that loses is Apple. It's not like they fit in some special technological niche or anything that's vital for the continuation of mobile phone technology. Unless you count overpriced, outdated spec (okay I'll admit their CPUs are beasts) phones with a limited OS capability a niche.
Dzandza, 30 Aug 2016Because Apple has paid of this idiot Michael Noonan!Indeed. Ireland's finance minister, --the-- man tasked with looking after the country's economic situation, objects to the ruling telling the world's most profitable company to pay its share of taxes, in a country whose GDP is barely bigger than Apple's itself?
I can -smell- the "lobby" payment from here....
great news, if you avoid your tax payments in the EU for TEN years across the whole of the EU then you deserve a healthy fine, i hate the way apple operate, however ANY company who avoids or bypasses tax laws deserve the strongest punishments possible, any of us working class people would be punished heavily for tax avoidance, Apple only paid £50 in every £MILLION earned! im sure most of us pay that amount every week let alone in every million.....
rotten apple,so that's how you ripped billions of profit and avoid paying right amount of tax. apple.execs should rot in jail. that's economic sabotage.
Anonymous, 30 Aug 2016If Ireland is giving special exemption to Apple, then surely it's more than just having to bac... moreTo keep Apple in Ireland. International regulations exist to stop individual governments like Ireland from doing this sort of thing, because if they didn't then governments would just have a race to the bottom for tax, and that wouldn't be good for anyone, except companies like Apple.
They rip off there loyal customers then take advantage of any other tax loop holes to make more billions but ever once passed any price cut on there over priced phones after all these yrs? Hit em and Hit em hard !
time to pay up thief plus interest that Apple made from 13 billion dollars sitting in the bank
This is ridiculous! 0.005% tax! Company that makes billions profit every year and pretends that cares for the community! And I, with my miserable salary, have to pay 35% income tax! If this is fair, I am a trolleybus! Crooks, all of them!
Grey1213, 30 Aug 2016No, it isn't. The EU has certain regulations in place, that are quite minimal. And they argue ... moreTrue. Ireland is in the EU, so it has to follow rules which they agreed and voted in the European Parliament. So, fulfill them now.
Grey1213, 30 Aug 2016No, it isn't. The EU has certain regulations in place, that are quite minimal. And they argue ... moreIf Ireland is giving special exemption to Apple, then surely it's more than just having to back pay the tax? Why would Ireland be taxing them lower unless there's other benefits.
Anonymous, 30 Aug 2016That's like a pretty low tax rate for a company? Then again it's Ireland's problem isn't it?No, it isn't. The EU has certain regulations in place, that are quite minimal. And they argue that these regulations were broken by Ireland.
That's like a pretty low tax rate for a company? Then again it's Ireland's problem isn't it?
The European union are being sanctimonious about the tax code for its member.This is not about APPLE but America