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Tim Cook: EU lied about Apple taxes. Watch out Ireland, this is a coup!

P. Lee Silver badge

Re: Well, bears in the woods etc.

>so all that extra profit must lie in the IP (design, ecosystem, brand etc.). And that is based in the US, and taxed under US rules. So Ireland hasn't provided state aid

I thought the opposite was true. Apple-Ireland holds the IP but the Irish government doesn't make Apple pay tax on sales outside Ireland.

The question is whether Apple's arrangement was fair and comparable to any other corporate in the same position.

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