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Topic: Taxes

Ireland can't use Apple tax money to fund coronavirus measures

03/24/2020, 09:03 am

The Irish government has responded to pressures for it to use Apple's $14.4 billion tax payment to help with COVID-19 support measures, pointing out such a move is legally impossible.

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US backs EU's call for a global digital tax deal

02/24/2020, 12:02 pm

The French government warns that failure to reach a single, international digital tax system would make business hard for firms including Apple -- and the US Treasury agrees.

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IRS suing Facebook for $9B in unpaid taxes

02/19/2020, 11:02 am

The Internal Revenue Service has gone to court to sue Facebook, claiming the social media giant owes in excess of $9 billion in taxes by selling its intellectual property to a subsidiary in Ireland -- a transaction the IRS believes Facebook severely undervalued.

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Cook urges for global corporate tax reform during Irish trip

01/20/2020, 08:01 am

Changes need to be made to corporate tax systems around the world to make it fairer, Apple CEO Tim Cook urged while backing calls for a global reform of rules dictating how multinational companies pay taxes on profits.

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Tax software deals: Save up to 40% on TurboTax for Mac

01/02/2020, 11:01 am

For a limited time only, Amazon is discounting tax software for Mac, with cash savings of up to 40% off TurboTax downloads. Whether you're expecting a refund or simply want to get filing over and done with, these Amazon deals can help you get started right away.

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New European tax proposals aimed at Apple, Facebook, Google & other tech giants

10/09/2019, 07:10 am

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development aims to overhaul worldwide tax laws that it says are no longer suitable in an age of multinational businesses such as Apple, Facebook and Google.

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Apple says EU exaggerates the importance of Ireland to its business

09/18/2019, 08:09 am

Apple continues to argue its appeal against the European Commission's $14.4 billion tax ruling, saying that the order was based on the erroneous idea that Ireland is key to Apple's strategic planning.

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Apple argues that $14.4B EU tax order 'defies reality'

09/17/2019, 06:09 am

Apple has begun its appeal against the European Union's ruling that required it to pay Ireland $14.4 billion in back taxes, saying the EU order was flawed.

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Apple's appeal against $14.4B EU & Ireland tax payment is this week

09/16/2019, 08:09 am

Apple is due to head to the European Union General Court over its tax affairs this week, with the iPhone maker set to commence arguments on Tuesday to reverse a ruling by the European Commission that caused it to pay Ireland 13 billion euros ($14.4 billion) in back taxes.

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Apple & Ireland head to court to battle $14.4B EU back tax on Sept. 17

08/16/2019, 09:08 am

The battle between Apple and the European Commission over the iPhone maker's tax affairs with Ireland will be heading to court in September, with the legal challenge set to determine whether Apple will be paid back any of its 13 billion ($14.4 billion) back tax payment.

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Apple now responsible for 2.4 million US jobs

08/15/2019, 04:08 pm

Through its own staff, those of suppliers and developers, Apple has grown to support 2.4 million jobs across all 50 states. It's an increase of four times since 2011, and sees the company contributing $60 billion to the economy annually.

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France approves digital tax measures against Apple despite US pressure

07/13/2019, 12:07 pm

The French government has approved proposals for a tax on digital services, one that affects Apple and other major tech companies, despite concern the measure is unfairly targeting US-based companies in a bid to claw back tax revenue.

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U.S. to investigate planned French tax on Apple, other tech giants [u]

07/10/2019, 05:07 pm

President Donald Trump is planning to launch a probe into France's intent to implement a digital tax initiative targeting large internet companies, an investigation that could lead to tariffs or trade restrictions.

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Apple's Irish tax escrow investments lost 16M euro in 2018

07/04/2019, 11:07 am

Ireland's investment of escrowed back taxes paid by Apple on the orders of the European Commission are not performing as well as they could be, with a report claiming the fund declined in value by 16 million euros last year.

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Ireland invests Apple's collected back taxes in low-risk bonds

07/01/2019, 12:07 pm

As a way of keeping up value pending appeals, the Irish government has reportedly invested the back taxes the European Commission ordered it to collect from Apple into low-risk securities.

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G20 countries agree to work on new rules to curb corporate tax loopholes

06/09/2019, 09:06 am

The coalition of countries known as the G20 will be working to make tech companies like Apple and Google pay a fairer amount of tax, after agreeing there is a need to implement new tax rules to prevent major organizations from working around existing laws to pay as little tax as possible.

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Apple ranks as Ireland's biggest company thanks to funneled international income

05/09/2019, 12:05 pm

Apple has claimed the top spot on an Irish Times list of the country's biggest companies in 2019, if largely because of its tax avoidance strategy.

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Multinational tech giants like Apple often 'pay taxes nowhere,' says German minister

04/11/2019, 09:04 am

The world's biggest multinational tech companies, Apple among them, are escaping much of their fair tax burden, German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz said in an interview this week.

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Key EU countries block draft of digital tax on tech corporations like Apple

04/08/2019, 09:04 am

This weekend, Sweden, Finland, Ireland and Denmark blocked a draft proposal of tax that would affect major tech corporations operating in the European Union.

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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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