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Topic # 201710 30-Aug-2016 22:25
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Article here

 

Personally, I think this is the correct decision despite the self-interested protests by Apple and the IRS. More importantly, the EU is doing what everyone else is far too slow at/timid to do: forcing countries to give up on relying on these artificially low tax arrangements in an attempt to lure businesses to set up HQ, at the expense of other countries. And it's all a bit rich for Americans to complain about overreach, given their own rather unilateral attempts at foisting FATCA on everyone.

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1619982 30-Aug-2016 22:32
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About time. The EU is not afraid to make the big decisions.




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I wonder how much the share price will drop. But they are sure to appeal it and it will get dragged out for years.

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  Reply # 1619992 30-Aug-2016 23:16
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Good job.





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The likes of the Macrumors forum will be a hoot to read. The wailing of the blind Apple fanboys is bound to be cringeworthy.

 

We (a couple) own 6 Apple devices between us and I have a windows desktop. Apple's products are generally excellent (the iPad) to quite nice (Macbook Retina) in my books but nothing about the company gives me any reason to blindly love and defend it like those people do.

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1620021 31-Aug-2016 07:17
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Appeals and delays and such-like will drag this out for years.

 

 


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Hopefully, this is a sign of the changing of the tide regarding globalisation and company tax obligations.





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  Reply # 1620049 31-Aug-2016 08:21
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All of the above. Perhaps the EU could apply penalty charges if it drags out over years. Unfortunately the cabal of multi nationals that will be impacted by this have huge political influence.
In the end the consumer will be the one that pays.




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  Reply # 1620061 31-Aug-2016 08:42
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About time ... Google and Facebook to follow?


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  Reply # 1620063 31-Aug-2016 08:46
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Not an Apple fan but what they are doing is perfectly legal under Irish law.  The EU here is just trying to override Irish law and be a big tax collector..





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  Reply # 1620065 31-Aug-2016 08:51
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old3eyes:

Not an Apple fan but what they are doing is perfectly legal under Irish law.  The EU here is just trying to override Irish law and be a big tax collector..



It breaches EU law, Ireland is a member and has made it clear they want to stay so they can't have their cake and eat it.




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  Reply # 1620066 31-Aug-2016 08:53
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I imagine Apple, Google and others will suddenly become bff's and and mutually assist fighting this.




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MikeB4:
old3eyes:

 

Not an Apple fan but what they are doing is perfectly legal under Irish law.  The EU here is just trying to override Irish law and be a big tax collector..

 



It breaches EU law, Ireland is a member and has made it clear they want to stay so they can't have their cake and eat it.

 

Apple says it broke nobody's law, how does it breach EU laws?


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  Reply # 1620072 31-Aug-2016 09:06
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MikeB4:
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Not an Apple fan but what they are doing is perfectly legal under Irish law.  The EU here is just trying to override Irish law and be a big tax collector..

 



It breaches EU law, Ireland is a member and has made it clear they want to stay so they can't have their cake and eat it.

 

Apple says it broke nobody's law, how does it breach EU laws?

 

 

These so called EU laws are the  one of the reason the Poms want out of the EU..





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