Insight: Apple controversy lays bare complex Irish tax web

A man walks past the Richview Office Park which houses Western Union offices in DublinBy Padraic Halpin, Carmel Crimmins and Himanshu Ojha DUBLIN (Reuters) – Occupying a single floor of a three-storey building in a suburban Dublin office park, Western Union's offices are notably modest for the international headquarters of the world's largest money transfer firm. The set-up is typical of swathes of U.S. companies using Ireland to cut their tax bill. A Reuters analysis of Irish and U.S. filings shows that more than 40 percent of the S&P 500 have registered subsidiaries in the country. That nexus, which has created over 100,000 jobs for Ireland, was laid bare when the U.S. …

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