Apple's offshore move has allegedly helped save them billions in taxes

Apple quietly sidestepped a crackdown on its much-maligned Ireland tax avoidance practice by moving its overseas operation to the tax haven of the Channel Island of Jersey, documents leaked from an offshore law firm revealed.

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EU orders Amazon to pay 250 million Euros after getting illegal tax benefits

After ruling last year that Apple owed a whopping 13 billion to Ireland in back taxes, the European Union on Wednesday morning determined that Amazon received illegal tax benefits as well, this time in Luxembourg.

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Digital Hub Returns


Digital Hub is not a new idea. It’s been percolating for a few years, and its roots can be traced to Dublin, Ireland, where in a cluster of eight buildings, there exists what might be the original hub. In Dublin, it’s made up of 97 companies employing 725 people, and it was given a jumpstart by the government in 2003. Elsewhere, we might be more attuned to the idea of a tech incubator. Fast-forward to today and half a world away in Kuala Lumpur, where Oracle has employed the hub concept to label its SME incubator — and for good reason.

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Apple, Ireland Balk at EU's Bill for Back Taxes


Apple and the government of Ireland are fighting what some view as a European Union tax grab. The two recently filed a formal appeal of the EC’s decision ordering Apple to pay nearly $14 billion in back taxes, based on its finding that Ireland had given Apple several illegal tax breaks. The commission this summer found that Ireland had allowed Apple to determine its tax based on the activities of its subsidiary firms, Apple Sales International and Apple Sales Europe, which are incorporated in Ireland.

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EU says Irish government hasn't handed over full data in Apple tax case

Article Image Ireland has yet to supply all the data asked for by the European Commission in its investigation of the country’s tax deals with Apple, a spokesman for the organization said on Wednesday.

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Environmental concerns slow progress on Apple's new Irish data center

Article Image Progress on Apple’s new ?850 million data center in Ireland is reportedly at a standstill as the Irish government continues to sort out complaints about the project’s potential to harm local wildlife.

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False bomb threat at Apple's Ireland facilities leads to evacuation of 4,800 staff

Article Image A fake bomb threat was issued for Apple’s operations in Ireland on Monday, causing officials to evacuate 4,800 employees before giving the all-clear.

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Apple Watch to debut in Ireland, Austria & Denmark Sept. 25

International expansion of the Apple Watch continues, with a trio of countries –?Ireland, Austria and Denmark — to gain access to the wearable this coming Friday, Sept. 25.

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Apple considering 'major' expansion of Ireland manufacturing – report

Apple is considering yet another expansion of its factory in Cork, Ireland in order to cope with overwhelming global demand for its products, a report said on Monday.



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Apple to Sink $1.9B in Green Data Centers in Europe


Apple on Monday announced a plan to build two new data centers in Europe — one in Ireland and the other in Denmark. Apple plans to spend $1.9 billion on the project — its largest European investment to date. The new facilities will power its online services including the iTunes Store, App Store, iMessage, Maps and Siri. “We are grateful for Apple’s continued success in Europe and proud that our investment supports communities across the continent,” said Apple CEO Tim Cook, noting that the project would create hundreds of jobs.

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Changes to Irish tax law a 'minor issue' for Apple, Barclays says

Though Ireland is set to close its tax loopholes in January of next year, the changes won’t be applied to Apple and others until 2020, resulting in a “relatively neutral” outcome for AAPL shareholders, investment firm Barclays said this week.



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