Re: Contrary to most comments, this is a bid by the EU to harmonise taxes by the back door
>Most of the reporting of this issue concentrate on the "fact" that the Irish did a deal to allow Apple to pay lower tax than other companies thereby giving it a leg up against its competitors, i.e. state aid.
Yes, Ireland is the bad guy here, and should be fined, a "tax" on Apple is likely to be illegal under Irish law.
The offence is Ireland's tax system, not Apple's use of it.