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Topic: Taxes

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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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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Feds said to have filed appeal opposing Apple's retroactive $14.8 billion Irish tax bill

07/04/2017, 01:07 pm

In a first formal step opposing the blockbuster tax ruling by the European Union, the U.S. government has reportedly filed with the European Union General Court to opposition the $14.8 billion mandate by the European Commission.

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Apple's growing cash hoard surges to $256.8 billion

05/02/2017, 05:05 pm

As of the end of the March quarter, Apple held $256.8 billion cash on hand, with the vast majority of it held overseas awaiting possible repatriation tax reform -- if the U.S. government is inclined to cooperate.

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Apple asked to pay hundreds of millions in back taxes in Australia in wide-reaching probe

04/06/2017, 09:04 am

Apple is reportedly one of seven multinationals the Australian Taxation Office has asked to pay hundreds of millions of dollars in back taxes, accusing the corporations of using tactics like "debt dumping" and moving profits offshore to avoid obligations.

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Apple paid taxes from New Zealand revenues to Australia for the last 10 years - report

03/20/2017, 10:03 am

Apple has not paid any income tax in New Zealand for the last ten years, a new report reveals , with the iPhone producer said to have paid out only $37 million from sales generated in the country, paying the due tax to the Australian Tax Office instead of New Zealand's Inland Revenue.

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Apple fails to remove UK import duty for Apple Watch sport bands

03/06/2017, 04:03 pm

Sport bands for the Apple Watch continue to be a taxable accessory in the United Kingdom, after a tax tribunal ruled the strap should not be exempt from import duty, despite Apple's insistence it is an essential part that allows many of the wearable device's functions to work.

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Survivor's guide to taxes: The best tax software for Macs

03/02/2017, 10:03 am

Tax Day 2017 falls on Tuesday, April 18 this year, and although taxpayers get a few extra days to file, you'll need the right tools to get the job done. AppleInsider is rounding up the best tax prep software and filing tools to not only meet, but beat the deadline.

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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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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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Tim Cook: Repatriation of $231B in overseas cash would be 'very good for the country and good for Apple'

01/31/2017, 05:01 pm

With the newly anointed administration of U.S. President Donald Trump signaling a business-friendly environment, Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook said he's hopeful that his company will be able to finally bring some of its massive $231.3 billion cash hoard back home at a reasonable tax rate.

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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 appeals EU tax ruling, claims Commission 'retroactively changed the rules'

12/19/2016, 09:12 am

Fulfilling a promise, Apple on Monday formally appealed a tax ruling by the European Commission ordering Ireland to collect at least $13.6 billion in back taxes.

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Irish legislature invites Tim Cook, other Apple execs to hearing on $14.5B EU tax ruling

12/12/2016, 10:12 am

An Irish legislative committee is reportedly optimistic that Apple CEO Tim Cook will accept an invitation to attend a late January hearing, which will examine the European Commission's ruling that Ireland must collect $14.5 billion in back taxes from the iPhone maker.

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US paid Apple at least $600M on foreign cash held as bonds since 2012

12/07/2016, 06:12 pm

Although technically refusing to repatriate its international revenue to avoid taxes, Apple is actually keeping much of it in the U.S. in the form of bonds -- and generating interest in the process, a report pointed out on Wednesday.

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Ireland to submit appeal of EU's $14.5B Apple tax ruling on Wednesday

11/08/2016, 04:11 pm

The Irish government is about to formally submit its appeal of the European Commission's tax ruling on Apple, Finance Minister Michael Noonan announced on Tuesday.

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Apple avoids executive's prison term in settlement over unpaid Italian taxes

10/27/2016, 10:10 am

A judge in Milan, Italy has reportedly agreed to a settlement with the head of Apple Sales International in a case over unpaid corporate taxes in the country, which might otherwise have resulted in the Apple executive serving a six-month prison sentence.

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Apple moves $9B worth of iTunes intellectual property to Ireland

10/17/2016, 12:10 pm

Apple continues to expand its operations in Ireland, despite ongoing criticism of its presence there for tax purposes, with the company's international iTunes business now setting up shop in the town of Holyhill.

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Study claims Apple avoided paying $65.08B in US taxes in 2015 through offshore arrangements

10/05/2016, 09:10 am

Apple managed to avoid paying $65.08 billion in U.S. taxes last year by keeping $218.55 billion offshore, according to a study produced by an activist group and a non-partisan think tank.

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