European Commission seeks to overturn Apple’s €13bn tax ruling

European Commission in last-ditch effort to overturn previous ruling that ruled it failed to show that Ireland offered favourable tax arrangements to tech giant

The entrance to Apple's European Headquarters in Cork. Picture: Eoin O’Conaill

An appeal over whether Apple should pay more than €13 billion in additional taxes to Ireland commences in Brussels on Tuesday.

The case opens in the European Court of Justice (ECJ) with the hearing potentially resulting in a final ruling on the world’s biggest-ever antitrust case.

After an investigation, the European Commission ruled in August 2016 that Apple had received advantages through favourable tax arrangements in Ireland, allowing the firm to significantly lower its tax ...