An actually good piece on Apple taxes

From Neelie Kroes no less.

Well worth reading. In full.

11 thoughts on “An actually good piece on Apple taxes”

  1. “I have taken note of the commission’s commitment to focus its enforcement only on “outliers”, but I assume nobody can determine what those are. The de minimis threshold in state aid is relatively low and there is no definition of “outlier cases”.”

    So the Commission gets to make it up as it suits; well fancy that!

  2. slightly off-topic but look…’s good news….

    “Paul burchett says:

    September 1 2016 at 5:02 pm

    Hi Richard. Will you be consistent in breaking ties with corbyn by breaking ties with the unions who support him and have funded you? It would seem a bit mercenary of you not to? Hope you do.


    Richard Murphy says:

    September 1 2016 at 5:34 pm

    I now have no union funding”

    Ha bleedin ha!

  3. Would someone please provide a definition of “State aid?”

    As far as identifying outliers, think deep pockets. Paraphrasing Juran, go after the big bucks.

  4. Blue Eyes,

    Normally the links to the Gaurdian posted here are a waste of time but in this case it was worth the read. I have found when Tim says something is good it almost always is and this piece is not an exception.

  5. I did note that this opinion piece allowed no comments.

    No doubt because the leftist hate machine of Guardian commenters would have once again demonstrated that they are ignorant and batshit crazy.

  6. @Gamecock
    Q: “Would someone please provide a definition of “State aid?”

    A: State aid is any advantage granted by public authorities through state resources on a selective basis to any organisations that could potentially distort competition and trade in the European Union.

    In other words it is a woolly definition, fuzzier than a fluffy kitten playing with a ball of will – and thus anything that the Commission says it is (or isn’t) and that the ECJ lets them get away with.

    Hence the EU allows the UK government to subsidise BAe’s investment in Wrexham because they call it regional development funding and the vast dollops used to sipport the agricultural sector seem to be classified in EU accounts as support for environmental sustainability.

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