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Topic: Taxes

European Union digital tax on Apple, Google, Amazon unlikely to be enacted

03/06/2019, 11:03 am

The European Union appears to be abandoning plans for a tax on digital services, which at one point would have impacted Apple's sales along with the likes of Amazon, Google, and Facebook.

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Apple agrees to pay French government $571M in back taxes

02/05/2019, 07:02 am

Apple has made an agreement with the French government to make a payment reported to be around 500 million euros ($571 million), to cover back taxes owed by the iPhone producer to the country, following the completion of a lengthy audit.

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Apple's Australian tax bill falls to $164M despite rising profits

01/25/2019, 11:01 am

Apple's Australian tax bill dropped AUD$18.8 million to $164 million in 2018, despite revenues climbing from $8.04 billion to $9.08 billion, and gross profits rising from $756 million to $900 million, a report revealed on Friday.

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New year, new deals: $259 Apple HomePods; $355 128GB 2018 iPads; H&R Block tax software for Mac $18

01/01/2019, 12:01 pm

Ringing in the new year, retailers are offering cash discounts on HomePods, MacBook Pros and iPads with discounts of up to $280 off. Ready to tackle tax prep? H&R Block Deluxe + State 2018 is on sale for $17.98 today only while supplies last.

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Austria looking at raising taxes on Apple amidst European disagreement

12/31/2018, 09:12 am

Having failed to get all 28 European Union countries to back a plan to tax the likes of Apple and Amazon, the Austrian Chancellor has announced plans to follow France in implementing new national taxes on tech giants starting in 2020.

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No HomePod, politics, bug extermination and more -- Apple's January 2018 in review

12/26/2018, 07:12 am

Apple was busy in January 2018 with legal cases, Warhol's Apple logo art, Apple Music successes, and working hard to get us the HomePod. AppleInsider revisits the very start of 2018, the year that would see Apple become the most valuable company in the world on paper -- for a while.

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France to hit Apple, other tech giants with new digital tax in January

12/17/2018, 10:12 am

France will introduce a new tax aimed at major technology companies, including Apple, Google, Amazon, and Facebook, with the digital tax attempting to extract funds from the tech giants while other efforts to reform European tax law are underway.

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UK government plans 'Digital Services Tax' applied against Apple and other tech giants

10/29/2018, 02:10 pm

The government of the United Kingdom has announced plans to claw more tax revenue from Apple and other tech giants, with a proposed "Digital Service Tax" on 2 percent of all revenues derived from UK-based users that could be implemented in April 2020.

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Apple & other tech giants may face EU universal minimum tax rate in the future

10/22/2018, 07:10 am

Apple and other major companies should be subjected to a minimum rate of corporation tax in all countries, Germany's finance minister has proposed, in order to prevent technology giants and other multinational organizations from evading taxes, despite the multinationals presently obeying all the laws presently in place.

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B&H is set to collect sales tax in 20 more states, grab Apple deals before the changes take effect

10/06/2018, 08:10 pm

On the heels of June's Supreme Court ruling allowing states to collect sales tax on online purchases from out-of-state sellers that do not have a physical presence in the state, B&H Photo, an Apple authorized reseller, will begin collecting sales tax in 15 additional states starting in October.

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Apple fighting high property tax assessments in Santa Clara county

08/13/2018, 08:08 am

When it comes to disputing local tax assessments, Apple is one of the toughest companies in Silicon Valley, and the company has repeatedly clashed with Santa Clara County to cut down how much tax it needs to pay.

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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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South Korea moving to tax Apple, Amazon, Google & other tech companies

08/02/2018, 07:08 am

Amidst cries of "reverse discrimination" from South Korean politicians, the government of the country is planning to collect taxes from Apple, Google, Amazon and other global tech giants for the first time.

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Apple came to Ireland to build a community, not skirt taxes, Tim Cook says

06/21/2018, 01:06 pm

On his European tour this week, Apple's CEO visited Ireland, and talked about taxes, the abandoned Athenry data center and the company's commitment to the country.

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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 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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