Saturday June 6, 2020

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

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

17th September, 2019
Ireland accuses commission of 'overreach'.

The EU alleged that “Apple paid essentially no tax on earnings in Europe” and “sought headlines by quoting tiny numbers, but this public campaign ignores the taxes Apple pays all across the world,” Apple lawyer Daniel Beard said at a hearing at the EU General Court in Luxembourg on Tuesday.

The iPhone maker said it was the world’s biggest taxpayer, urging EU judges to overturn a 2016 order by the commission...

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