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EU verdict: Apple received €13bn in illegal tax benefits from Ireland

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A good part of tax avoidance is the "transfer" - if in name only - of intellectual property rights and then "licencing" them back to yourself from a low-tax country to a high-tax country whereupon the money that you pay to yourself (if not in name) is a tax deductible expense.

Politicians of all sorts rant about tax avoidance but in almost every bloody case, the corporate tax lawyers are only taking advantage of the laws that the politicians have written.

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