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Topic: Taxes

As Apple's offshore cash pile reaches $190B, US Congress moves closer to multinational tax reform

07/22/2015, 03:07 pm

Apple, Google, and other major U.S.-based multinationals may soon be able to bring more of their foreign-earned income back to American shores without facing a huge tax burden, as lawmakers are moving forward on a tax reform framework that could eliminate taxes on international earnings and authorize a one-time repatriation holiday.

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Australian government announces crackdown on tax avoidance by Apple, others

05/11/2015, 03:05 pm

The government of Australia announced on Monday that it plans to investigate alleged tax avoidance in its country by a total of 30 multinational corporations, including the most valuable company on the planet: Apple.

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Worst-case scenario from Irish tax changes could reduce Apple's annual earnings by 10%

05/07/2015, 03:05 pm

If the European Commission were to levy a 12.5 percent tax on all of Apple's earnings that run through Ireland, it would reduce the company's annual earnings by just under 10 percent, a new "worst-case scenario" analysis has found.

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Australian government is latest to grill Apple, Google, others over tax loopholes

04/08/2015, 09:04 am

Following in the footsteps of the U.S. and the E.U., the Australian government has declared that American technology giants Apple, Google and Microsoft are all under investigation for their use of multinational corporations to pay lower taxes.

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UK enacts new tax to cope with companies like Apple, Google diverting profits overseas

04/01/2015, 01:04 pm

A new tax in the U.K. directly targets companies such as Apple, Amazon, and Google, which have been accused of shifting profits overseas to avoid paying taxes in countries where they nevertheless do business.

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Changes to Irish tax law a 'minor issue' for Apple, Barclays says

10/15/2014, 09:10 am

Though Ireland is set to close its tax loopholes in January of next year, the changes won't be applied to Apple and others until 2020, resulting in a "relatively neutral" outcome for AAPL shareholders, investment firm Barclays said this week.

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European Commission seeking retroactive tax windfall from Apple Inc subsidiary in Ireland

09/29/2014, 03:09 am

The European Commission is expected to release a report this week alleging that Ireland provided illegal "state aid" to Apple when it set tax rates for the company in 1991 and 2007, part of a series of investigations it hopes to use to retroactively tax corporations operating from countries with tax incentives.

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As EU launches probe into Apple's taxes, Intel slapped with record $1.4B anti-competition fine

06/12/2014, 09:06 am

Apple partner Intel attempted to appeal a $1.44 billion fine from the European Union for unfair business practices, but the chipmaker lost that bid on Thursday when a court determined that the record fine would stand.

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Apple denies dodging EU taxes, receiving special treatment from Irish authorities

06/11/2014, 03:06 pm

As a European Union investigation into the tax arrangements of a number of multinational companies -- including Apple, Starbucks, and Fiat -- gets underway, Apple has issued a statement in which the iPhone maker categorically denied any wrongdoing.

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European Union announces tax evasion investigations of Apple, Fiat & Starbucks

06/11/2014, 07:06 am

The executive body of the European Union formally announced on Wednesday that it is investigating Apple, Fiat and Starbucks for potential tax evasion by the trio of corporations in the continent it polices.

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European Commission to investigate Apple's Ireland tax haven - report

06/10/2014, 01:06 pm

The competition authority of the European Union is reportedly set to launch a formal investigation on Wednesday into Apple's corporate presence in Ireland, a strategy that it and other companies use to avoid paying taxes.

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G20 economic summit targets tax loopholes used by Apple, Google & others

07/19/2013, 10:07 am

A global economic crisis team of 20 leading nations has endorsed a proposal that would rein in tax avoidance practices employed by Apple and other tech firms.

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Irish government votes to not question Apple, Google over tax practices

07/05/2013, 12:07 pm

The Irish parliament's finance committee has decided it won't bring in executives from Apple and Google for questioning over their use of the country for its low international tax rate.

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Apple faces scrutiny again after paying no 2012 corporate taxes in UK

07/01/2013, 12:07 pm

Apple may once again come under the spotlight over taxes, as the iPhone maker's latest filings reveal that it paid no corporate taxes in the United Kingdom last year, despite having pulled in billions of dollars from its European operations.

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France orders Apple to pay $6.5M in taxes for 2011 iPad sales

06/03/2013, 11:06 am

A French professional association that collects revenue for artists' copyrighted works has charged Apple $6.5 million in taxes related to iPad sales in 2011.

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Wozniak: Criticism of Apple tax strategy 'extremely warranted'

05/31/2013, 10:05 pm

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak feels the recent public scrutiny of the iPhone maker's tax strategies is entirely justified, saying that the corporate tax rules in America are "really not fair."

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Former US Senator pens defense of Apple's international tax strategy

05/27/2013, 11:05 am

Former U.S. Sen. John E. Sununu authored a newspaper column on Monday blaming the United States Congress, and not Apple, for policies that allow corporations to avoid American taxes.

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Apple on pace to double lobbying spending on taxes, other issues

05/23/2013, 10:05 am

Embroiled in controversy over alleged tax avoidance, Apple is jumping into the fray in Washington, as the iPad maker is reportedly on track to double the amount of money it spends lobbying politicians.

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With spotlight on it & Apple, Ireland calls for worldwide tax crackdown

05/22/2013, 03:05 pm

Ireland is in the spotlight following the U.S. Senate's investigation of Apple's alleged tax avoidance, and the low-tax nation is now calling for an international crackdown on tax dodging by multinational corporations.

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Like Apple, Google & Yahoo also avoid taxes by way of Ireland

05/22/2013, 08:05 am

Though they weren't grilled before a U.S. Senate subcommittee on Tuesday like Apple, Google and Yahoo rely on Irish subsidiaries to avoid taxes on billions of dollars in income, and they go one step further than Apple by utilizing offshore accounts.

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