Apple tells EU court it is 'largest taxpayer in the world'

Apple tells EU court it is 'largest taxpayer in the world'
Ireland accuses commission of 'overreach'.

The Irish government, in its parallel appeal, accused regulators of 'unjust criticism' and coming up with 'confused and inconsistent lines of reasoning'

Apple has told an EU court it was unfairly painted as a tax dodger as it sought to topple a massive EU back-tax bill that was the hallmark of competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager’s five-year crackdown on US tech giants.

The EU alleged that “Apple paid essentially no tax on earnings in Europe” and “sought headlines by...

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