4 reasons EU ruled against Ireland on Apple tax

Finance chiefs deny Ireland provided tech giant with favourable tax treatment - and accuses commission of misinterpreting Irish law

19th December, 2016
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Today the European Commission published in painstaking detail its final report on Apple, revealing how the tech giant paid barely any tax here.

It highlighted how Apple has two subsidiaries - Apple Operations Europe (AOE) and Apple Sales International (ASI) - both with no physical presence and no employees. ASI had profits of $25 billion in 2014 - but paid less than $10m in tax.

Meanwhile, the Department of Finance has denied Ireland provided Apple with favourable...

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