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Ruling in EU Apple tax case due next Wednesday

Written by Business World, on 10th Jul 2020. Posted in Technology

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The European Union's second highest court will next week rule in an appeal by Apple and Ireland against an EU ruling for the U.S. company to pay 13 billion euros in back taxes, the Irish government said on Wednesday.

The European Commission ordered Apple in 2016 to pay the taxes it said were owed to Ireland. But Apple and Ireland, whose economy benefits from hosting a number of multinational firms, began an appeal against the decision in September.

"The State has been formally notified that the General Court of the European Union (GCEU) will deliver its judgment in the Apple State Aid case on 15th July," the Department of Finance said in a statement.

Deputy Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said the judgment was likely to be appealed by one of the parties.

"I think that no matter what the judgment is, this case will almost certainly be appealed by one party or another to the European Court of Justice," Varadkar told journalists.

With the legal challenge expected to run for years, Ireland's debt agency has invested the disputed taxes in low-risk, highly rated euro-dominated bonds, mainly short- to medium-term sovereign securities.

Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook said Apple's commitment to Ireland, which became its first European operation in 1980 and where it employs 6,00 workers, was "unshakable."  (Reuters)

Source: www.businessworld.ie

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