Apple has operated tax-free in Ireland since 1980s

Apple has operated tax-free in Ireland since 1980s

Reuters: The company was welcomed by a government keen to bring jobs to what was then one of Europe's poorest countries.

Chief Executive Tim Cook faced criticism from a Senate subcommittee in Washington on Tuesday over the iPad and iPhone maker's tax practices, which had been shrouded from full view behind secretive tax-exempt Irish-based corporate entities.

 

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