Sunday 25 June 2017

The EU is coming after our corporate tax rate by stealth

People sign a petition outside the GPO over the €13bn in taxes that Apple now owes Photo: Mark Condren
People sign a petition outside the GPO over the €13bn in taxes that Apple now owes Photo: Mark Condren
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The 'Apple tax case' is a strange beast indeed. Having promised to leave our corporate tax rate untouched, as a carrot to sign up to the Lisbon Treaty, it looks as if the EU is now coming after it by stealth.

If it makes foreign investors nervous, the Germans and French might get a bigger slice of the action instead.

Perhaps it's more about that at the end of the day than the €13bn.

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