On August 30, 2016, the European Commission found that Ireland granted illegal tax benefits to Apple Inc., and demanded that Apple repay €13 billion to Irish tax authorities. We provide a clear, concise summary of the situation and tell you what you need to consider in the wake of the ruling.
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Big developments are afoot in the world of international tax. Ireland has announced that it will end the “Double Irish,” the tax loophole that’s allowed multinationals to organize their affairs in such a way that they pay very low effective tax rates — sometimes as low as 2 percent.