Meet the "grand architect" behind Ireland’s tax avoidance policy for tech firms

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For years now, Google, Facebook, and many other (mostly tech) companies have used a quirky Irish tax law arrangement that allows organizations to incorporate in Ireland but legally route money through other jurisdictions. It’s all done in the name of drastically reducing tax burdens.

Google in particular has recently expanded its use of the practice, which has come to be known as the “Double Irish.” The company moved nearly $12 billion in 2012 alone, saving billions in taxes.

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