Final verdict in Apple tax case ‘some time away’, top finance official warns

John Hogan said the world’s largest anti-trust case could bounce between top European courts for legal consideration

Both Ireland and Apple have contested the findings of the European Commission’s 2016 investigation into Apple, which found the US tech company had been granted special treatment by the Irish government over how it was taxed. Picture: Getty

It will be “some time yet” before there is a final outcome in the Apple tax case, the department of finance’s top official said on Thursday, with further legal arguments in the long-running saga likely.

Appearing before the Oireachtas Public Accounts Committee (Pac), John Hogan, the department’s secretary general, said that while he was “constrained” in what he could say in relation to the ongoing case, “it will be some time yet before we understand ...