QUESTION: Marty; Is the ruling that Apple has to pay 13 billion euros only going to drive American and foreign companies out of the EU?
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ANSWER: Absolutely. This is not saying that Apple cheated Ireland, this is saying that Ireland gave Apple a low tax status to attract business to create jobs. This is saying had Apple gone to another EU member state, they would have paid more in tax. The EU Commission is now trying to impose taxes on anyone who paid less tax than the highest in the Eurozone. They are absolutely brain-dead. Any company should now look to actually move to and stay out of Ireland and Scotland since they want to remain inside the EU. It will be far better to simply pay tariffs than to subject yourself to their complete insanity. The EU will retroactively tax you because of changes in their current desperate needs. It is time to leave.