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#StateAid: Commission refers Ireland to Court for failure to recover illegal tax benefits from #Apple worth up to €13 billion

#StateAid: Commission refers Ireland to Court for failure to recover illegal tax benefits from #Apple worth up to €13 billion

The European Commission has decided to refer Ireland to the European Court of Justice for failing to recover from Apple illegal State aid worth up to €13 billion, as required by a Commission decision. The Commission decision of 30 August 2016 concluded that Ireland’s tax benefits to Apple were illegal under EU State aid rules, […]

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#Plenary highlights: #SOTEU, car emissions, Poland

#Plenary highlights: #SOTEU, car emissions, Poland

| September 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

  The debate on the state of the European Union with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker dominated the plenary session in Strasbourg taking place on 12-15 September. MEPs also exchanged views with Tibetan leader Dalai Lama and supported the Commission’s decision to order Ireland to recover €13 billion in illegal tax benefits from Apple. Populism, […]

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Wide support for Commission’s state aid verdict on Ireland’s tax deal with #Apple

Wide support for Commission’s state aid verdict on Ireland’s tax deal with #Apple

| September 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager (pictured) won wide support from MEPs, in a Wednesday afternoon debate (14 September), for the Commission’s state aid verdict that the tax benefits that Ireland granted to Apple Inc., enabling it to pay substantially less tax than other businesses over many years, were illegal. Some MEPs criticized Apple and Irelands’ plans […]

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Political? Mais oui, of course, EU insiders say of #Apple case

Political? Mais oui, of course, EU insiders say of #Apple case

| September 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

The European Commission denies that its shock demand that Apple Inc. hand €13 billion in back taxes to Ireland is, in the pungent phrase of Apple CEO Tim Cook, “total political crap”, write Alastair Macdonald and Foo Yun Chee. But, say senior EU officials involved, the decision certainly has a strong political element, even if […]

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#AppleTax: US NGO Citizens for Tax Justice backs European Commission decision

#AppleTax: US NGO Citizens for Tax Justice backs European Commission decision

| September 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

Matthew Gardner is the executive director of the Institute for Taxation and Economic Policy. Writing on the US ‘Tax Justice’ blog, Gardner outlines why he supports the European Commission’s findings and argues that the US Treasury should support rather than contest their conclusions. In spite of Apple’s protestations, the European Commission ruling that the tech giant […]

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#Taxation: Google, Apple, IKEA and McDonalds probed by Tax Rulings II Committee

#Taxation: Google, Apple, IKEA and McDonalds probed by Tax Rulings II Committee

Google, Apple, Inter-IKEA Group and McDonald’s would welcome more clarity and certainty about their tax liabilities in the EU, but they are concerned about the administrative compliance costs and reluctant to see tax data being made public. So said their representatives at a public hearing, held by Parliament’s Special Committee on Tax Rulings II on […]

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#EuropeanParliament: Migration, taxation and Turkey’s role on this week’s agenda

#EuropeanParliament: Migration, taxation and Turkey’s role on this week’s agenda

While heads of state and governments will try to work out the details of the EU-Turkey migration deal during the last European summit in Brussels on 17-18 March, parliamentary committees will also be dealing with migration issues this week. MEPs vote on proposals for relocation schemes for refugees and EU humanitarian visa and also asses […]

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