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

Alien8n Silver badge

Re: Can someone just fill in the blanks for me?

Apple Inc pays nothing in the UK, Apple Stores UK however pays a minimal amount (probably as close to zero as you can get using the same logic as Starbucks et al).

Apple Stores are part of a different "Company" to Apple Inc, the wholesale price for anything sold in their UK stores will be set at a level that negates any profits after employee tax is taken into consideration. They'll pay a huge amount of employee related tax, but their corporate taxes will be next to zero as all the profit will go to the "parent" company that doesn't actually exist anywhere. It's this loophole that the EU is trying to sort out.

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