Apple Ireland will pay a record 13 billion euros

Apple заплатит Ирландии рекордные 13 миллиардов евро

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The amount collected as compensation for the losses that the Irish economy has suffered because of nedonoshennyh company taxes.

The European Commission has collected from the American company Apple 13 billion euros in favor of the Irish authorities. Record amount collected as compensation for the losses that the Irish economy has suffered because of nedonoshennyh company taxes.

Antitrust investigation, the results of which the decision, lasted three years.

In the course of European officials came to the conclusion that the American company had received an unjustified tax benefits in Ireland, which allowed her to pay considerably less taxes than their competitors.

The Financial Times had previously suggested that Apple and the Irish authorities are appealing the court’s decision.

In accordance with EU legislation, the tax authorities of certain countries do not have the right to grant tax credits to selected companies because they are considered unlawful state aid.

According to the EU, by the decision of the government of Ireland in 1991 and 2007, Apple was allowed to reduce the size of tax deductions in this country.

The structure of the company allowed it to legally conduct international sales through Ireland and thus to take advantage of these tax benefits.

Source: Russian service Bi-bi-si

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