Government of Ireland

Type: Organization
Name: Government of Ireland
First reported 14 hours ago - Updated 36 mins ago - 34 reports

Apple’s Tax Arrangements with Ireland May Force it to Repay Millions

Summary:  The European Commission has launched an investigation into Apple’s tax practices in Ireland. Apple currently pays Irish tax rates on much of its profits, but many argue that Apple should pay U.S. tax rates instead. The Guardian reports ... [Published JD Journal.com - 36 mins ago]
Entities: Apple Inc, Taxes, Ireland
First reported 11 hours ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 4 reports

Apple denies tax 'sweetheart deal' accusation

Apple has refuted suggestions from the European Union that it benefits from ilegal "State Aid" in its Irish operations.A preliminary finding by the European Commission (EC) has found that Ireland provided illegal state aid to tech giant Apple for more ... [Published The Drum - 4 hours ago]
First reported 10 hours ago - Updated 7 hours ago - 7 reports

Levin says Apple struck “a sweetheart deal” with Ireland

Apple boosted its profits through “a sweetheart deal with the Irish government”, Senator Carl Levin, chairman of the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, said today, following the publication of the European Commission’s assessment on Apple’s ... [Published Irish Times - 7 hours ago]
First reported 14 hours ago - Updated 7 hours ago - 3 reports

Apple Inc. Could Owe $8 Billion In Back-Taxes To EU

The $8 billion in back taxes that Apple Inc. could owe in the wake of a preliminary report by the European Commission (EC) on Tuesday would be dwarfed by the amount Apple saved through tax deals the company struck with the Irish government over the last ... [Published Atlanta Journal And Constitution - 7 hours ago]
First reported 14 hours ago - Updated 8 hours ago - 2 reports

Apple's Ireland Tax Deals Seen Breaching EU Rules

European Union regulators said Tuesday that a probe has led to the "preliminary" conclusion that Ireland has given Apple "illegal state support" via special tax arrangements.The European Commission, the EU's antitrust authority, has been looking at sweetheart ... [Published Hollywood Reporter - 13 hours ago]
First reported 12 hours ago - Updated 11 hours ago - 2 reports

Apple Defends Irish Tax Arrangement

This is a photo of Apple's facility in Cork, Ireland, the structure that is the fruit of a deal cut between Apple founder Steve Jobs and the Irish government in the late 1980s and early 1990s.Now, that building is the subject of an unwelcome report by ... [Published DailyMe.Com - 11 hours ago]
First reported 14 hours ago - Updated 13 hours ago - 4 reports

Apple Took Illegal Tax Breaks From Ireland For 20 Years European Commission Suspects

A European investigation has said it believes Apple took illegal tax aid from the Irish government over 20 years.The European Commission reported preliminary findings from a probe into its tax affairs, and said it suspected a "sweetheart deal" designed ... [Published Huffington Post UK - 14 hours ago]
First reported Sep 29 2014 - Updated 15 hours ago - 33 reports

Commission to publish concerns over Apple’s tax arrangements

The European Commission is expected to publish a letter today setting out its concerns about Apple’s tax arrangements with Ireland.The EU’s competition watchdog announced in June that it was looking at whether a number of countries’ tax regimes for multinational ... [Published Irish Times - 15 hours ago]
First reported Sep 29 2014 - Updated 15 hours ago - 23 reports

Apple and a big game of 'what if' on EU tax probe

Welcome to the game of 'what if'. What if Ireland is found to be supporting an illegally low tax rate for Apple? What if our reputation as 'Europe's Silicon Valley' is, after all, based on our tax rate? And, with billions in so-called "windfall taxes" ... [Published Irish Independent - 20 hours ago]
Entities: Apple Inc, Ireland, Taxes
First reported Sep 29 2014 - Updated Sep 29 2014 - 6 reports

EU regulator to give reasons for inquiry into Irish aid to Apple

Reuters – 6 minutes agoReuters/Reuters - The Apple logo is pictured inside the newly opened Omotesando Apple store at a shopping district in Tokyo June 26, 2014. Picture taken June 26. REUTERS/Yuya ShinoBusiness News »By Donny Kwok HONG KONG (Reuters) ... [Published Yahoo! Canada - Sep 29 2014]
First reported Sep 28 2014 - Updated Sep 29 2014 - 7 reports

Parades issue before talks says DUP

The DUP has said it is not prepared to move forward with inter-party talks until a decision is made on an inquiry into parades in north Belfast.Northern Ireland Secretary Theresa Villiers announced plans for fresh talks on Sunday.The talks will focus ... [Published BBC - Sep 29 2014]
First reported Sep 28 2014 - Updated Sep 29 2014 - 12 reports

Apple hit by EU illegal tax deal probe

Apple will be accused of prospering from illegal tax deals with the Irish government when the EU unveils details of its probe, the FT reports. ... [Published Street Sweeper - Sep 29 2014]

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"For the first time, we can share every moment of our lives" he said, according to USA Today. "That's very powerful."
In a statement Apple said: "Apple has received no selective treatment from Irish officials over the years. We're subject to the same tax laws as the countless other companies who do business in Ireland."
...the Dublin government in a letter published on Tuesday that tax deals agreed in 1991 and 2007 amounted to state aid and may have broken EU laws. "The Commission is of the opinion that through those rulings the Irish authorities confer an advantage on Apple" Almunia wrote in the letter, which was dated June 11. Apple said it had received no selective treatment...
..." But with the E U also threatening Google with anti-trust charges right now and seemingly cracking down on big U S multinationals, "if you're a big U S multinational you're gonna think, 'how much do we really want to do business in the E U '" believes Task."

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