State aid: Ireland gave illegal tax benefits to Apple worth up to €13 billion

The European Commission has concluded that Ireland granted undue tax benefits of up to €13 billion to Apple. This is illegal under EU state aid rules, because it allowed Apple to pay substantially less tax than other businesses. Ireland must now recover the illegal aid, meaning ask Apple to pay to Ireland all the €13 billion euros which Apple had to pay in taxes during the last twelve years. Continue reading →

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