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Poll: Should Ireland be tougher on multi-national companies when it comes to tax?

Apple, which employs 4,000 people in Ireland, pays a tax rate of less than two per cent in Ireland.

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AT A HIGH-profile US Senate meeting, technology giant Apple was accused of using Ireland as a ‘tax haven’.

The multinational firm, which employs 4,000 people in Ireland, reportedly avoided paying €34 billion in US taxes by negotiating a tax rate of less than 2 per cent with the Irish government – significantly lower than that nation’s 12.5 per cent statutory rate.

The Senate heard that American children are losing out on education because Apple is transferring profits to Irish subsidiaries.

However, the Taoiseach Enda Kenny has denied that Ireland is a tax haven and rejected claims that authorities had negotiated deals with multi-national companies.

So, today we want to know, what do you think? Should Ireland be tougher on multi-national companies when it comes to tax?


Poll Results:

No (1927)
Yes (1447)
I don't know (1109)



Read: Ireland is Apple’s ‘Holy Grail of tax avoidance’>

More: US Senate: Irish tax havens are leaving US children without education>

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