EU Finance Ministers will discuss the proposal when they meet in Bratislava this weekend. "But this doesn't mean one should turn a blind eye to tax evasion".
We will have to wait until the full 130-page report detailing the decision in the Apple case is released by the EC in order to better understand the analysis.
They want to stop countries like Ireland luring business away from their European neighbours, by lowering their tax rates.
He added that "it is simply untrue that Ireland provided favorable tax treatment to Ireland", and warned that "it is very damaging for our reputation to be called into question". And, Apple allocated the bulk of its profits to these Head Offices, where they effectively sat in "tax limbo land".
"Tax rulings are having a budgetary impact in Spain", said a senior Spanish finance ministry source.
The Commission last month concluded that two tax rulings issued by Ireland to Apple have substantially and artificially lowered the tax paid by Apple in Ireland since 1991.
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"It is not true that Apple was provided with more favourable treatment than others", he said.
The United States expressed concern that the EU's moves might result in serious loss of tax revenue because American companies may try to pay less at home while moving their tax base to other locations.
Vestager has said that the amount Apple would repay to Ireland could be reduced if other European Union member states required the company to pay more taxes for the period covered by her investigation.
Unpredictability for investors:S. Treasury secretary Jacob Lew criticized the EC ruling on Apple, and said it is an attempt "to reach into the US tax base", the Wall Street Journal reports. In fact, prior to the EC's decision, and in a rare showing of bipartisan unity, Senators Hatch, Schumer, Ron Wyden (D-OR), and Rob Portman (R-OH) sent multiple letters to US Treasury Secretary Jack Lew urging the US to respond appropriately to the EU State aid cases. The EU has taken the lead in these efforts with the Apple case.
So, in the end, this confrontation between two allies in the tax campaigns against everyone else boils down to money.
During a debate on whether Ireland should appeal the ruling by commissioner Margrethe Vestager, Kenny said that his government and those that came before did not do any special deals with corporations. During the appeal, any amounts recovered would be held in escrow pending the outcome of the appeal process.