The highest court in the EU rejects the US request to intervene in the Irish tax case of Apple

The $ 15 billi Irish tax case ctinues today as the highest court in the EU ruled that the US government could not intervene to help the company to fight the impending tax bill …

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decisi of the secd European court in December, which stated that the US government had not proved that he had a direct interest in the outcome of the case.

The United States argues that the final decisi of the case could affect his Apple could claim more tax credits if he had to pay the $ 15 billi tax bill in Ireland .

A DOJ official said the United States was "disappointed" by this decisi:

The United States is disappointed at its involvement in a dispute over the tax treatment of US corporatis, said a DOJ official . The United States has a clear and direct interest in the treatment of offshore profits of Apple, as cfirmed tax legislati passed a few days after the court order dismissing the case. Interventi, said the official in 2016.

Ireland must collect taxes from Apple, since the company would have been granted tax breaks and unfair tax advantages over other technology companies.

It may take several years to reach a final verdict in the case. In December, Apple and Ireland agreed to an agreement to place $ 15 billi in escrow in the meantime.

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