When Ireland was in a terrible economic shape, it was convenient for the EU to allow Ireland to issue this and other tax rulings to attract investments. Now that they got Apple and other corporations to invest in Ireland they have a change of mind and would like to change the tax ruling?
So, what’s “fair”?
“Even if it’s legal for Apple to use ghost companies in Ireland to avoid paying billions of dollars in taxes, it’s not right.”
Actually, the argument is not over how much Apple pays, but to whom. If Apple were to pay $14B in backtaxes to Ireland, then they’ll be able to deduct $14B…