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Topic: Ireland

Irish finance minister decries EU's demand for $15B+ in Apple back taxes, says it's not Ireland's job

08/17/2017, 09:08 am

In a German interview this week, Ireland's finance minister attacked the European Commission's ruling calling for the collection of $15 billion in back taxes (plus interest) from Apple, saying it was both unjustified and outside Ireland's responsibility.

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Apple & Ireland 'close to deal' to protect government from losses while holding $17.7B in escrow

08/11/2017, 11:08 am

Apple and the Irish government are reportedly nearing a deal that would shield the latter from losses incurred while holding up to $17.7 billion in Apple cash, including interest -- money that may be due in back taxes following a 2016 European Commission ruling.

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France and Germany seek to plug tax loopholes exploited by Apple, other tech firms

08/07/2017, 06:08 pm

France is working with Germany on European Union reforms aimed at plugging loopholes U.S. technology companies like Apple use to minimize taxes, tactics that give foreign entities a leg up on local competition.

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Apple Maps transit coverage grows in Australia, may be coming soon to Ireland

08/07/2017, 03:08 pm

Apple's Australian Maps transit coverage has expanded to large sections of the states of Queensland and Western Australia, and may be poised to come to Ireland in the near future.

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Athenry, Ireland Apple iCloud data center court ruling postponed again

07/28/2017, 09:07 am

The Irish courts continue to defer the Athenry, Ireland data center decision, and are next scheduled to hear the case in October.

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Global money service TransferWise adds Apple Pay support in US, other countries

07/27/2017, 01:07 pm

TransferWise on Thursday announced U.S. support for sending money via Apple Pay, plus similar compatibility in Australia, Switzerland, France, Spain, Ireland, and Italy.

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Ireland gearing up escrow fund, government supervision for $15.2B tax payment from Apple

07/24/2017, 12:07 pm

Nearly a year after the initial declaration, Ireland is making ready to receive a $15.2 billion tax payment from Apple, and hold it in secure escrow until appeals end.

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Apple Pay expands to 27 new US banks, plus new options in China, Ireland, Russia, Italy

07/18/2017, 01:07 pm

Apple on Tuesday added 27 U.S. banks and credit unions to the Apple Pay roster, while simultaneously bringing the platform to more options in China, Italy, Ireland, and Russia.

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Judge shortage in Ireland delays ruling on Athenry Apple data center location controversy

06/27/2017, 11:06 am

Once thought to reach a conclusion on June 23, the appeal hearing opposing Apple's Athenry, Ireland efforts has been delayed because of a lack of judges able to hear the case.

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Judicial review of Apple's Irish data center plans could finish this Friday

06/20/2017, 10:06 am

The Irish High Court could make its decision on a review of Apple's plans for an Athenry data center as soon as this Friday, according to a report.

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Apple's upcoming Danish data center will help warm area homes

04/21/2017, 11:04 am

Once complete, Apple's data center in Viborg, Denmark will actually redirect heat to warm homes in the surrounding Jutland region, Apple noted this week.

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Apple launches Apple Pay in Ireland with support for KBC, Ulster Bank

03/07/2017, 01:03 am

As rumored, Apple on Tuesday debuted Apple Pay in Ireland with support for KBC Bank Ireland and Ulster Bank, introducing the mobile payments solution to its 14th worldwide market.

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Apple files 14-point appeal against European Commission's $14 billion tax edict

02/20/2017, 05:02 pm

Apple has filed its appeal with the European court of appeals, all declaring that the European Commission's decision to levy $14 billion in taxes on Apple on behalf of the EU is erroneous, against the rule of law, and should be stricken.

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Irish government spent $467,000 on report defending Apple's tax arrangements

02/20/2017, 12:02 pm

The Irish government spent more than 440,000 euros ($467,000) on a report to defend the tax arrangements between the country and Apple, amid ongoing scrutiny from the European Union.

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Apple refuses Irish finance committee meeting for second time

02/03/2017, 11:02 am

Apple has declined a second invitation to a meeting with a finance committee in Ireland over the European Commission's $14 billion tax ruling, while Irish Finance Minister Michael Noonan has accused the regulator of making a politically motivated decision.

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Irish government recalculation of Apple's EU tax bill close to $14 billion estimate

02/02/2017, 04:02 pm

The 13 billion euros ($14 billion) Apple is requested to pay Ireland as part a European Commission ruling over tax is likely to be an accurate figure, with the Irish finance minister advising the amount calculated by government officials is in a similar ballpark to the Commission's number.

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European Commission pleased with Apple's $14 billion tax bill payment progress, despite missed deadline

01/31/2017, 01:01 pm

Apple has missed the deadline to pay the 13 billion euros ($14 billion) the iPhone producer was ordered to pay Ireland in back taxes, but the European Commission is noting that progress is still being made by Apple to comply with its ruling.

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Apple's international iTunes business moves to Ireland on Feb. 5

01/26/2017, 05:01 pm

Apple has assigned a definitive date to the planned relocation of its international iTunes assets, saying the iTunes Store, Apple Music, the App Store and iBooks Store businesses will make the transition to Cork, Ireland, in early February.

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EU ruling over $14 billion Apple tax bill could be overturned, suggests Irish tax advisor

01/24/2017, 09:01 am

The European Commission's order for Apple to pay Ireland 13 billion euros ($14 billion) in back taxes is an overreach of power, with PricewaterhouseCoopers' head of Irish tax matters Feargal O'Rourke claiming the move is tantamount to a "land grab."

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Apple CEO Tim Cook declines Ireland committee invite, branded as 'snub to Irish people'

01/05/2017, 06:01 pm

Irish politicians are accusing Apple CEO Tim Cook of snubbing the country's legislature, and by association the entirety of Ireland, by declining an invitation to answer questions about the European Union's recent tax ruling.

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