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Starbucks, Fiat, Apple and Amazon may be the tip of the iceberg after revelations of widespread use of sweetheart tax deals hit the headlines last year

Starbucks and Fiat Chrysler must each pay as much as €30 million in back taxes after the European Union said they were handed illegal fiscal deals by (...)

Police officers attempt to negotiate with people taking part in a protest to block the arrival of military vehicles to the upcoming arms fair at the ExCel centre in east London. Photograph: LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images

More than 30,000 visitors are expected next week at the biannual arms fair organised by Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) at the ExC(...)

Apple’s logo outside its Irish campus. The company’s tax arrangementsin Ireland are the subject of an EU investigation. Photographer: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

Until a few months ago, the medieval town of Athenry in County Galway owed its fame mainly to a song. Irish rugby and football fans often burst into (...)

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker gives a press conference on Luxembourg leaks. He said said he had no involvement in the deals during his time as finance minister or premier of Luxembourg. Photo: EPA

The disclosure of thousands of pages of confidential documents on Luxembourg tax deals by The Irish Times and other members of the International Conso(...)

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker gives a press conference a week after the Luxembourg leaks. Photograph: EPA/Olivier Hoslet

Luxembourg’s government was taken by “complete surprise” by the number of files in a report last week detailing hundreds of secret deals that allegedl(...)

Apple will be accused of prospering from illegal tax deals with the Irish government for more than two decades when Brussels this week unveils details of a probe that could leave the iPhone maker with a record fine of as much as several billions of euros. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

The European Commission will tomorrow publish a letter sent to the Government in June outlining the terms of its investigation into Apple’s tax arrang(...)