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Topic: Taxes

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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US Treasury guidance could stop Apple from recouping Irish taxes at home

09/15/2016, 04:09 pm

The U.S. Treasury Department on Thursday issued new legal guidance that might prevent Apple from recouping any back taxes owed in Ireland by claiming them against taxes it would normally pay in America.

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France & Netherlands among EU countries considering pursuing share of Apple taxes

09/12/2016, 10:09 am

In the wake of the European Commission's ruling against tax deals between Apple and Ireland, the finance ministers of several other European countries are reportedly considering a share of the iPhone maker's back taxes.

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This week on AI: 'See you on Sept. 7,' Apple's $14.5B bill, detonating Note 7 & more

09/03/2016, 04:09 am

The "iPhone 7" unveiling date was finally made official by Apple this week, but talk persisted about 'exploding' Samsung phones, and an epic EU $14.5 billion tax edict that may have to be paid to a mostly unwilling Ireland.

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Irish cabinet votes to appeal EU's $14.5B tax penalty on Apple

09/02/2016, 09:09 am

Apple's appeal of the European Commission's $14.5 billion charge in back taxes will be aided by Ireland's cabinet, who voted on Friday to endorse the legal challenge.

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Feds, lobbyists draw battle lines over Apple's EU $14.5B tax bill

09/01/2016, 09:09 am

Most U.S. officials are lining up to fight the $14.5 billion E.U. tax edict with support from assorted talking heads, but the battle appears to be more about which taxation agency the money belongs to, rather than actual support for Apple.

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EU-imposed Apple Irish tax bill could exceed $21.2B if appeal process fails

08/31/2016, 01:08 pm

A long appeal process over Apple's Ireland tax bill might have unintended consequences, with a governmental official who has opposed the ruling making claims that the tally will be closer to 19 billion euro ($21.2 billion) when the process concludes.

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Irish lawmakers gearing up for $14.5B Apple tax bill appeal amidst industry concern

08/31/2016, 10:08 am

While a prominent Irish businessman is decrying the $14.5 billion tax edict applied by the European Commission with strong language, members from Ireland's government have started the appeal discussion -- but the process may take more time than expected to garner sufficient support from a wide body of lawmakers.

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Turkey's deputy PM encourages Apple to move in wake of EU tax ruling

08/30/2016, 01:08 pm

On Tuesday the Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey extended an open invitation for Apple to move its international operations to that country, in the wake of a E.U. ruling ordering Ireland to collect $14.5 billion in back taxes from the company.

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With $231B in cash, Apple's $14.5B EU tax hit doesn't concern Wall Street

08/30/2016, 11:08 am

While a $14.5 billion payment of back taxes could bankrupt many major corporations, it's pocket change for a company as cash flush as Apple. As a result, analysts surveyed by AppleInsider on Tuesday said they aren't concerned about the European Commission's decision, regardless of how an appeal ultimately plays out.

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