“Ireland’s finance minister said the European Commission’s demand that Dublin retroactively collect 13 billion euros in taxes from Apple was unjustified and not Dublin’s job, in an interview with Germany’s Frankfurter Allgemeine (FAZ) newspaper,” Reuters reports.
“Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe said the tax rules from which Apple benefited had been available to all and not tailored for the U.S. technology giant,” Reuters reports. “They did not violate European or Irish law, he added.”
Reuters reports, “‘We are not the global tax collector for everybody else,’ the paper quoted him as saying.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Exactly.
Is Ireland its own country or merely a vassal state to a quasi-governmental political confederation that’s already been hit with one very significant defection?
The EU’s retroactive tax grab is a farce.
Anyone who decides to set up a business in a European Union member country today is insane. — MacDailyNews, August 30, 2016
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