Apple paid five times more tax in Ireland last year than in the decade under European Commission investigation

Analysis by the Business Post shows US tech giant handed over up to €4bn compared to €580m in the years from 2003 to 2014

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Apple, the US technology giant, paid five times more corporation tax to the Irish state in the last year alone than it did in the entire ten-year period between 2003 and 2014 for which the European Commission found the company owed Ireland over €13 billion in unpaid taxes.

In a briefing with media last week, representatives for Apple confirmed the US multinational paid just under €580 million in corporate tax to the Irish state between ...