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EU To Challenge Apple Tax Verdict

BRUSSELS: The European Commission plans to appeal against a ruling that Apple does not have to pay €13bn euros in back taxes to Ireland.

The EU’s General Court had ruled in July there was no evidence that Apple had broken any rules on tax paid there.

Ireland never disputed the arrangement, but the European Commission, which brought the case, argued it had enabled Apple to avoid taxes on EU revenues.

The EU said that paying the correct amount of tax was “a top priority”.

In 2016, a court ruled that Apple had indeed been given illegal tax breaks by Dublin, but this was overturned in July 2020.

A new appeal will now go before a higher court, the European Court of Justice.

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