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If you read the press release or watch Margrethe Vestager's response on the PBS NewsHour of Tuesday, May 30 you will see that there is another serious problem: the fact that Apple has a paper headquarters in Ireland with no staff, just a mailbox, and it routes all of its profits out of Europe, via Holland, through this paper headquarters, thereby paying almost no tax on anything is sells in Europe. This raises the question of the legitimacy of this arrangement and of the impact on the other countries in Europe when Apple only pays a fraction of a percent tax on all of its European sales. It seems that is also an actionable item. I must admit that I would not be sad to see the 'double Dutch' with an Irish desert be invalidated for all. This will also affect Amazon and others who use this tax-accounting scam.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Wed Aug 31st, 2016 at 04:10:26 AM EST
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