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Europe to order Apple to cough up 'one beeellion Euros in back taxes'

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Re: Who are the taxes payable TO?

Actually, if it was really factories and employment for lots of people... Apple doesn't make iPhones in Ireland, nor Amazon has logistic centers in Luxembourg, or PayPal data centers (and data centers doesn't employ thousands of people...), nor Starbucks toast coffees in the same countries - just like FCA has no plants in Britain and Netherlands. All of them are just some head offices with a few financial people busy to shuffle money around to make them disappear.

These deals are often done because of politicians interests, not the country ones. Apple would quite probably had no other choice but to operate from Ireland anyway and pay the 15% tax - which doesn't look a deadly one - but when you can fund some politicians and obtain an even better rate....

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