Perrigo loses challenge to €1.64bn tax bill

High Court judge says it is ‘difficult to see how Revenue had acted unfairly’ towards the pharma company

Perrigo headquartered itself in Ireland as it was attracted to the state’s comparatively low tax rate

Drug giant Perrigo has lost its high-profile challenge to a €1.64 billion tax bill from Revenue.

The pharmaceutical company was issued the bill by the Revenue Commissioners in 2018, following an amended assessment of their tax bill for 2013.

The sum is the largest to come from Revenue’s own investigations and is now the largest such tax demand in the history of the state after the €13 billion Apple ruling by the European Commission was ...