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Topic: European Commission

Apple pays Ireland record shattering $15 billion lump sum to settle tax dispute

09/18/2018, 10:09 am

Ahead of an upcoming appeal of a 2016 tax ruling, Apple has paid the equivalent of over $15 billion to the Irish government to settle claims of underpayment of tax to the European Union.

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EU gives thumbs up to Apple's takeover of music discovery service Shazam

09/06/2018, 09:09 am

European Union regulators on Thursday gave the go-ahead to Apple's acquisition of Shazam, by far the world's most popular music recognition app, already integrated into Apple's Siri voice assistant.

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Germany not backing off plan to increase Apple taxes

09/05/2018, 08:09 am

The country's finance ministry denied a report that it's dropped its support for an European Commission plan to collect more taxes on Apple and other Internet giants.

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Proposed law will force Apple, Amazon, Netflix to produce 30% of streamed video in the EU

09/04/2018, 07:09 am

Video streaming services from Netflix and Amazon operating in the European Union will be forced to dedicate a portion of their content catalog to local TV shows and films under proposals said to be close to becoming law, one that could also affect Apple's rumored video content efforts.

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Apple expected to get full EU approval for takeover of music discovery service Shazam

08/22/2018, 01:08 pm

When it decides later this month, the European Union will likely give Apple's Shazam buyout unconditional approval, a report claimed on Wednesday.

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Slow progress on common smartphone charger initiative may get extra EU push

08/07/2018, 09:08 am

The European Commission is examining if it should push smartphone producers like Apple to collaborate on a single mobile phone charger that would work with all smartphones, due to an apparent lack of progress by vendors in moving towards creating a common charger.

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Apple says it has paid $10.4B of $15.1B in back taxes to Ireland

08/02/2018, 11:08 am

Apple has so far made two payments of 4.5 billion euros (about $5.2 billion) into an escrow account for the 13 billion euros ($15.1 billion) in back taxes the European Commission has ordered it to pay Ireland, according to new regulatory filings.

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Google's $5B antitrust fine similar to Apple's e-book, App Store woes

07/18/2018, 02:07 pm

Apple can tell the folks at Alphabet just how long these cases can drag on, as it has its own experience in such matters.

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Google hit with $5B antitrust fine over Android search restrictions

07/18/2018, 08:07 am

The European Commission has fined Google 4.34 billion euro ($5 billion) for breaking antitrust rules, claiming the restrictions the tech giant imposes on carriers and smartphone producers using the Android operating system helps the search engine maintain its vast market share.

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Apple refuses invitation to European Union tax evasion hearing

06/01/2018, 09:06 am

Apple has turned down an invitation to speak in front of a European Parliament committee, looking to avoid any missteps that could affect its chances of appealing a previous ruling.

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Apple makes first payment of $15.3B disputed Irish tax bill to escrow account

05/18/2018, 11:05 am

Apple has started to pay off its $15.3 billion tax bill to Ireland, the country's Finance Minister has confirmed, transferring the first $1.76 billion payment to an escrow account.

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Apple must fight $15.3B EU tax bill without US government help, court says

05/17/2018, 04:05 pm

On Thursday, the European Union Court of Justice blocked U.S. efforts to side with Apple in the appeal of a $15.3 billion tax bill, which the European Commission first ordered Ireland to collect in August 2016.

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Apple & Ireland's appeal of $16B EU tax ruling expected this fall, payments expected to start in May

04/24/2018, 10:04 am

Apple and the Irish government's appeal of a $16 billion European Commission ruling on back taxes should finally see action later this year, according to Ireland's finance minister.

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European Commission opens 'in-depth' investigation into Apple's acquisition of Shazam

04/23/2018, 12:04 pm

The European Commission is investigating the proposed acquisition of Shazam by Apple, with competition concerns lengthening the time it will take for the regulator to approve or deny the purchase of the song recognition service by the iPhone manufacturer.

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Formally proposed EU tax plan could cost Apple millions

03/21/2018, 10:03 am

The European Commission has proposed measures to "to ensure that all companies pay fair tax in the EU," a move that will undoubtedly affect Apple.

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Proposed reforms could force Apple to pay taxes all over EU, instead of just in headquarters locations

03/19/2018, 10:03 am

This upcoming Wednesday, the European Commission is expected to reveal a tax proposal would require digital media companies -- including Apple -- to pay based on where they generate revenue, rather than where they choose to locate their European headquarters.

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EU sets Apr. 23 deadline for approving or rejecting Apple's Shazam takeover

03/15/2018, 08:03 am

The European Commission has announced an Apr. 23 provisional deadline for a decision on Apple's intended acquisition of Shazam, perhaps the world's most popular song recognition service.

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Ireland picks Bank of New York Mellon to hold Apple's $18.6B tax payment in escrow

03/07/2018, 08:03 am

The Irish government has reportedly selected Bank of New York Mellon to control an escrow fund holding up to $18.6 billion in back taxes collected from Apple, pending attempts to reverse a ruling by the European Commission.

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European Union proposals could tax Apple and other tech giants between 2 percent and 6 percent

03/04/2018, 03:03 pm

The European Union will soon release proposals to change the way it taxes major tech companies operating within the continent, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire has revealed, with firms including Apple potentially being taxed at a rate of between 2 percent and 6 percent in the future.

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EU says it may withdraw court case if Ireland recovers full $16B from Apple

02/27/2018, 10:02 am

The European Commission is willing to withdraw its court case against the Irish government for failing to collect some $16 billion in back taxes from Apple -- but only if the country collects the full amount, the E.U.'s Competition Commissioner said in an interview.

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