Today Apple news, EU to Appeal Apple-Ireland Tax Judgement.
The European Commission intends to appeal a ruling that Apple fails to reimburse € 13 billion in taxes, the latest twist in a long-standing dispute. “The Commission has decided to appeal to the European Court of Justice the General Court’s judgment of July 2020 in the Apple state aid case in Ireland, which overturned the Commission’s decision of August 2016 finding that the ‘Ireland was granting illegal state aid to Apple through selective tax breaks,’ European Commission Executive Vice President Margrethe Vestager said on Friday.
Apple says EU appeal ‘will not change factual findings’ from previous ruling
“The judgment of the General Court raises important legal questions which are of interest to the Commission in its application of the rules on State aid to tax planning cases. The Commission also respectfully considers that, in its judgment, the General Court committed a number of errors of law. For this reason, the Commission is taking this case to the European Court of Justice ”, declared Ms Vestager. “Ensuring that all businesses, large and small, pay their fair share of taxes remains a top priority for the Commission.”
Apple has always insisted that it pays the taxes it owes. He said an appeal “will not alter the factual findings of the Tribunal, which prove that we have always obeyed the law in Ireland, as we do wherever we operate,” the Associated Press reported. Likewise, the Irish government has always made it clear that it is not offering illegal state aid to Apple.