Tensions mount between state and Apple over €13bn tax issue

Escrow issue ‘is the straw that broke the camel’s back’, government sources say

26th November, 2017

Tensions between the government and US tech giant Apple are at an all-time high over the company’s handling of the €13 billion in back taxes that it has been levied with by the European Commission.

Two sources familiar with government thinking on the matter said that there had been a steep change in relations between Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s government and Apple in recent weeks.

Last week, Varadkar told the Dáil that...

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