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What's So Attractive About Ireland? It's Not The Tax Rate.

The Irish government offered Amazon.com a confidential package of aid to woo it to Ireland rather than Britain, France, or a low-tax rival in Eastern Europe. Ireland has attracted a disproportionate share of foreign investment since the mid-1990s, including more than 500 U.S. multinationals, which take advantage of Ireland's 12.5 percent tax rate on business profits.
Source: CRM Daily, http://www.crm-daily.com

The Irish government offered Amazon.com a confidential package of aid to woo it to Ireland rather than Britain, France, or a low-tax rival in Eastern Europe. Ireland has attracted a disproportionate share of foreign investment since the mid-1990s, including more than 500 U.S. multinationals, which take advantage of Ireland's 12.5 percent tax rate on business profits.
Source: CRM Daily, http://www.crm-daily.com