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The government wasn't allowed to offer that deal and therefore Apple is the beneficiary of an illegal arrangement.  No credible jurisdiction in the world allows that; if you receive stolen property then you have to return it, if you benefit from a fraudulent contract, then you are liable for that fraud. Pretty simple.  Ignorance, even in good faith, is not an excuse for law breaking.
 Corporations pay tax where the corporations are headquartered.  That is the international standard, give or take a few outliers.  If you want to argue for unitary taxation and country-by-country reporting, hey, I'm all in favour of that, and that appears to be where we're heading, but almost anything else is just inviting dodgy deals and international chicanery from multinationals. The US corporation tax has not been "jacked up".  It's at a relatively low rate compared to...
And tax competition doesn't always work out well for such tax havens. Look into the shithole Jersey is in right now, for example. The "carrot" is infrastructure, a skilled workforce, and stability. All things rare in low tax regimes.
Ireland, low tax though it may be, is not a tax haven. It does not trade in secrecy and it has a clear rate of corporation tax. It intends for corporations to pay corporation tax. It does not intend for corporations to use a gap in the rules to slip in between Ireland and the USA and be tax resident nowhere. To suggest such is patently absurd and grasping. Apple knows this.
Don't be obtuse. A system of laws that allows a company to be tax resident nowhere is clearly broken. No system is purposefully designed to allow that.
^ not satisfied until we get the human cloning and teleportation accessory. Until then Apple is doomed.
^ I'm sure you know much more about accessibility software for the blind than a blind man that writes accessibility software Tactility is obviously going to be a big problem. Here's hoping that Apple's growing expertise in haptic feedback will overcome that particular obstacle.
Most valuable publicly traded company in the world is being "held down".Something wrong with that sentence.
^ totally agree. You know what decent people do when they see a broken law? They write to their representative to get it fixed. They lobby or campaign if necessary. They don't exploit it for personal gain. Same applies to companies.
^ gonna be waiting a long time there buddy.
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