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Topic: Ireland

Apple's iPhone now key to global economy growth, claims IMF

04/19/2018, 12:04 pm

Whether Apple likes it or not, the fate of some national economies is now intrinsically tied to that of the iPhone, the International Monetary Fund said in a report released this month.

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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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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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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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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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Apple-made Swift curriculum coming to 70 European colleges & universities

01/19/2018, 08:01 am

Apple on Friday announced that its "App Development with Swift" curriculum is being adopted by 70 European schools, including ones in the U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Ireland, Luxembourg, Poland, and Portugal.

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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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Apple sues group that occupied Paris store to protest company's unpaid taxes

01/04/2018, 12:01 pm

Apple has leveled a lawsuit against Attac -- the Association for the Taxation of Financial Transactions and Citizen's Action -- which ran protests at a number of French Apple stores on Dec. 2, including a brief occupation of the company's flagship Opera store in Paris.

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Court rejects US bid to intervene in Apple's appeal of EU tax ruling

12/15/2017, 01:12 pm

The European Union's General Court has refused a U.S. government request to intervene in Apple's appeal of a 2016 European Commission ruling, which ordered Ireland to collect approximately $15.3 billion in back taxes from the company.

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Ireland says Apple to start paying $15.4B in back taxes in Q1 2018

12/04/2017, 10:12 am

Apple should finally begin paying $15.4 billion in back taxes into an escrow account in the first quarter of next year, Ireland's finance minister announced on Monday.

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Activist group occupies French Apple stores in protest of unpaid Irish taxes

12/02/2017, 05:12 pm

An activist organization staged a series of protests at French Apple stores on Saturday, calling on the company to pay the $15.5 billion in back taxes the Irish government has been ordered to collect by the European Commission.

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EU presses Apple for details on latest tax arrangements in wake of Paradise Papers

11/07/2017, 08:11 pm

The European Union's competition commissioner has asked Apple to update details on its tax situation, following allegations that the company relocated some operations from Ireland to Jersey to avoid higher rates.

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Apple slams story of cash hidden in Jersey to reduce taxes, calls itself 'largest taxpayer in the world'

11/06/2017, 11:11 pm

In a rare blog posting, Apple listed a series of inaccuracies in the "Paradise Papers" tax story reported by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, while outlining its business in Cork, Ireland; emphasizing that the company is the "largest taxpayer in the world" and repeating that it "pays every dollar it owes in every country around the world."

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Paradise Papers suggest Apple shifted holding firm to Jersey to protect $252B from taxation; Apple refutes claim [u]

11/06/2017, 05:11 pm

After a 2013 investigation into its Irish tax affairs, Apple continued to avoid paying billions of dollars in taxes by changing its structure, moving the holding firm for over $250 billion in cash reserves to the Channel Islands, this week's "Paradise Papers" leak has revealed.

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Irish court rejects appeal against Apple data center, clearing legal hurdles

11/01/2017, 09:11 am

The Irish High Court has tossed an appeal of a ruling in favor of Apple's Athenry data center, in theory removing the final legal obstacle towards the project's construction.

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Opposition to Apple's Irish data center stages last-ditch appeal, hearing scheduled next week

10/19/2017, 12:10 pm

Two of the Athenry residents who have long opposed Apple's Irish data center are hoping to appeal a Commercial Court decision which otherwise greenlit the $1 billion project, potentially signalling yet more delays.

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