The Irish government says that Apple has now paid in full € 13.1B ($ 15.3B) in underpaid taxes, alg with € 1.2B ($ 1.4B) in interest …
The mey is deposited in an escrow fund, where it remains until legal professis have been submitted. Both Apple and the Irish government have appealed against a ruling that the country has offered an illegal & # 39; taxati agreement to the iPhe maker in exchange for the company that bases its European headquarters in the country.
It is Ireland, and not Apple, that has broken the law by offering illegal state aid to a company. The EU instructed the Ministry of Finance to recover the underpaid tax from Apple.
Reuters reports that the amount would be sufficient to finance Irish health care for a year, but the country's finance minister insists that the decisi be destroyed and that the mey be repaid to Apple.
"Although the government fundamentally disagrees with the Commissi's analysis and demands a nullificati of that decisi, as committed members of the European Uni, we have always cfirmed that we would reclaim the alleged state aid," said Paschal Dohoe in a statement.
The site reports that investment managers are now providing the mey and ensuring that it is placed in low-risk investments, with the guarantee that the Irish taxpayer will be protected against any losses.
It will probably take several years before the appeals reach European courts.
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