Ireland set to appeal EU's shock €13 billion Apple ruling
Tim Cook says state aid decision will hurt investment in Europe
Although the Government said it would appeal, and Apple chief executive Tim Cook strongly rejected the decision, the scale of the tax bill has delivered a huge blow the country’s international reputation.
Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager found that two Apple subsidiaries entered into agreements with the Revenue Commissioners in 1991 that “substantially and artificially lowered the tax paid by Apple in Ireland.”
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