Apple began paying its massive European tax bill of $ 16 billi

Apple has transferred the first payment of 1.5 billi euros ($ 1.18 billi) from the $ 16 billi fine imposed by the European Uni, reflecting taxes that she would not have paid.

Paschal Dohoe. In respse to Apple's decisi, EU authorities would be open to legal acti against Ireland for not having de more to prosecute Apple's debt. .

The European Commissi ordered Apple to pay the sum in August 2016. It reflects the darling case that Apple would have received favorable tax rates in the hope that this would attract its business in the country.

Due to her failure to prosecute debt, European Commissier Margrethe Vestager has declared her intenti to bring Ireland to the European Court of Human Rights. Justice in October last year. "We understand that recovery in some cases may be more complex than in others, and we are always ready to help," she said. "But [EU] member states must make sufficient progress to restore competiti."

Apple vs. European Uni

If Ireland was found guilty by the European Court of Justice, it risked fines. Ireland argued that it had acted as quickly as possible to facilitate the collecti and management of Apple's payment.

"We ctinue to be in close ctact with the Irish authorities and hope that recovery of unlawful aid will be completed as so as possible," said the EU press service the …

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