Vestager dismisses Tim Cook's denial of 0.005 per cent tax

Competition commissioner says figure was provided by Apple itself

1st September, 2016
Margrethe Vestager speaking at this afternoon's press conference. Pic: Getty

Vestager said the findings arose from figures provided by Apple itself, as well as details which emerged during US Senate hearings into Apple in 2013.

Speaking in Brussels, she also dismissed Tim Cook's assertion that the Apple tax decision was "political".

"This is a decision based on the facts of the case, looking into Apple Sales International, how they are arranged within Ireland, and the profits recorded there – how they are taxed.

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