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Topic: Taxes

Apple staring down possibility of new per-employee tax in Cupertino

05/21/2018, 06:05 pm

Apple's home city of Cupertino is considering a per-employee tax to generate funds for city infrastructure, and the tech giant might be among those companies impacted by the regulations.

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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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IRS digital tax filing systems mostly down as midnight deadline approaches [u]

04/17/2018, 02:04 pm

The Internal Revenue Service's electronic filing system has failed for reasons unknown, and the agency has been attempting to solve the problem for nearly eight hours with no success.

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'Last Week Tonight' with John Oliver skewers Apple, CEO Tim Cook on taxes

04/16/2018, 01:04 pm

On Sunday night's episode of HBO's "Last Week Tonight," host John Oliver talked about companies placing profits overseas in order to avoid U.S. taxes -- specifically using Apple and CEO Tim Cook as an example.

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Activists stage 'die-ins' at French Apple stores to protest impact of tax avoidance on social services

04/08/2018, 05:04 pm

The Association for the Taxation of Financial Transactions and Citizen's Action -- or Attac for short -- staged "die-in" protests at two French Apple stores on Saturday, once again charging the company with exploiting loopholes to avoid paying its fair share of taxes.

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Grab these last-minute deals on tax software for Macs before the April 17 deadline

04/03/2018, 10:04 pm

Tax Day 2018 falls on April 17 this year, and although taxpayers get a couple extra days to file 2017 returns, you'll need the right tools to get the job done. AppleInsider is rounding up the best tax prep software and filing tools for Mac users -- to not only meet, but beat, the deadline.

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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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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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French court denies Apple injunction against tax protests

02/23/2018, 01:02 pm

A Parisian court has blocked Apple's attempt to prevent Attac -- the Association for the Taxation of Financial Transactions and Citizen's Action -- from staging protests at the company's French retail stores.

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Apple's Irish tax bill close to finalization, "in the ballpark" of $16 billion

02/22/2018, 04:02 pm

The head of Ireland's Revenue Commission has advised the calculations of Apple's unpaid tax bill are almost complete, with the final total the iPhone producer will be expected to pay the government thought to be around 13 billion euro ($16 billion), close to initial estimates for the European Commission-mandated payment.

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Samsung chairman Lee Kun-hee suspected of evading $7.5M in taxes by South Korean police

02/08/2018, 10:02 am

Lee Kun-hee, the chairman of South Korean electronics giant Samsung, has been identified by police as a suspect in a tax evasion case, after authorities discovered evidence that 8.2 billion won ($7.5 million) in taxes was avoided by concealing funds in bank accounts opened under the names of other company executives.

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Apple's $7M in government lobbying dollars higher than ever, still eclipsed by Amazon, Facebook, Google, Microsoft

01/23/2018, 09:01 am

Apple's lobbying money grew dramatically to $7 million in 2017 -- but the biggest spender was Google, coming in at more than $18 million spent on lobbying efforts.

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Analysts say shareholders could win big from Apple's overseas cash repatriation

01/19/2018, 11:01 am

Apple's plan to repatriate the majority of its overseas cash holdings to the United States will majorly benefit its shareholders, analysts claim, with the company expected to use part of the cash influx to increase its share buyback programs and significantly boost dividend payments.

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EU says Apple's cash repatriation plans won't alleviate Irish $15.9B back tax payments

01/18/2018, 11:01 am

Though Apple is planning to pay the U.S. some $38 billion in taxes on repatriated foreign cash, that won't impact how much it owes in Ireland, a spokesman for the European Commission said on Thursday.

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Ireland's plans for Apple to pay $15.9B in back taxes may be delayed until Q2 2018

01/17/2018, 03:01 pm

Ireland's attempt to collect an estimated 13 billion euro ($15.9 billion) in unpaid taxes could take longer than previously thought, after Prime Minister Leo Varadkar advised to EU lawmakers that initial payments could commence during the second quarter of this year.

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