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Outraged by Apple's tax dodge then; now by its tax bill

Alan Rappeport  |  Washington 

American lawmakers have for years been assailing companies for dodging taxes with overseas manoeuvres. But now that the European Union has done something about it by trying to wrest billions of dollars from Apple, those officials have offered a response viewed by many as rife with hypocrisy: collective outrage. Tax avoidance has become a lightning rod as the presidential campaign has taken on a strong populist cast, and leading Republicans and Democrats in Congress have demanded that companies be forced to pay their fair share. Both Hillary Clinton and Donald J Trump have vowed to crack ...

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First Published: Fri, September 02 2016. 00:12 IST