Daily Tax Report: International

Ireland Discovers It Isn’t So Easy to Shake Tax Haven Image

Sept. 6, 2019, 8:45 AM

Ireland might be saying yes to fixing its tax haven-style practices, but it is reluctant to sign onto changes that might drive away companies like Apple Inc. and Alphabet Inc.'s Google that have benefited from the country’s tax rules.

Under pressure from the European Union, the country has made efforts to discontinue some of its most objectionable corporate tax structuring options and worked with other countries on a system to tax digital revenues.

But it is still fighting the EU’s finding that it gave 13 billion euros ($14.4 billion) in illegal state aid to Apple by allowing it to...

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