European Union action concentrates their minds
A report said that Apple and Ireland are cooperating in an attempt to avoid a huge tax bill imposed by the European Union last year.
A long rant as to why it is “special” and the EU smells of nintendo
The fruity tax-dodging cargo-cult Apple has sent a 14 point legal rant to the EU claiming it is special and does not have to pay tax like everyone else.
EU says getting cash out of Apple is tricky
The Fruity tax-dodging cargo cult Apple has snubbed the EU and not paid the 13 billion euros it owes to Ireland in illegal tax benefits.
All part of the service – when you don’t pay much tax
The Fruity Cargo Cult Apple has been told that it will not have to jump through all the hoops that other company’s normally do to get planning approval for its new Irish base.
This is going to hurt
On the day that Apple’s iPhone 7 went on sale in Japan, it’s emerged that it’s been told to pay a hefty $118 million (¥12 billion) by government tax authorities in the country.
Muddying the waters
The Irish cabinet decided earlier today that it would, after all, appeal the ruling of the European Commission that wants to make Apple pay €13 billion in missing corporation tax.
The cost of allowing Apple to run its tax scam in Europe has cost the trade bloc more than $14 billion and now the Commission is wanting its money back.
Investigate privacy issues
The Irish Government is very close to Facebook and Apple, which use the country as a tax haven, however a few eyebrows were raised when its Data Protection Commissioner refused to investigate a data privacy complaint by Austrian law student Max Schrems.