Low Rates And Not Too Many Questions

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Apple_SJobs_Dec30-1980_smApple’s arrival to Cork, Irish Times, 1981 (click to enlarge)

When tax was a weapon.

“Back in the 1970s and ‘80s, when Ireland was a poor state desperately trying to attract investment, tax was a weapon that others weren’t using,” said Richard Murphy, founder of the Tax Justice Network, a group in London that campaigns against tax havens. “So Ireland developed a twofold strategy: low rates and not too many questions. It became the conduit state of choice.”

Even Before Apple Tax Breaks, Ireland’s Policy Had Its Critics (New York Times)

Previously: They’re On To Us

Cutting via Irish Central

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