Meanwhile, At The Ambassador’s Residence


letterIrish Ambassador to the US Michael Collins (snigger) writes a strongly worded letter to Senators John McCain and Carl Levin.

That’ll show ’em.

Ferrero Rocher though, in fairness.

Via: Dept of Finance IRL


51DD7090-2791-444E-9239-AB49514F7691_w640_r1_s_cx0_cy10_cw0Senators Levin (left) and McCain respond:

“Records obtained by the subcommittee clearly reflect that, for years, Apple paid Irish tax authorities a nominal rate, far below Ireland’s statutory rate of 12.5 percent, on trading income. Testimony by key Apple executives, including CEO Tim Cook and Head of Tax Operations Phillip Bullock, corroborates that Apple had a special arrangement with the Irish government that, since 2003, resulted in an effective tax rate of 2 percent or less.

Most reasonable people would agree that negotiating special tax arrangements that allow companies to pay little or no income tax meets a common-sense definition of a tax haven.”



Levin, McCain Statement on Letter from Irish Ambassador to the United States

Previously: They’re On To Us

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