Ireland seeks more time on Apple tax

Noonan says deadline has passed, but Commission happy with progress

2nd February, 2017
Bookies offer odds on Apple tax appeal. Pic: Getty

Finance Minister Michael Noonan has told an Oireachtas committee that Ireland has asked for an extension of the deadline set by the European Commission for state to recover more than €13 billion from Apple.

The original deadline to recover the money was January 3, but Noonan told the Oireachtas Finance Committee this morning that it was not unusual for member states to need more time in such cases.

He said the original four-month deadline, the usual...

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