Earlier we heard that the EU regulators had published a statement relating to the way Apple and the Irish Government had dealt with Apple’s taxation in Ireland.
The EU Commission have give both Apple and the Irish Government one month to respond and provide the requested information, which includes tax documents and more.
Now Apple has released an official statement on the EU ruling, the statement was given to Business Insider, and you can see what Apple had to say below.
Apple is proud of its long history in Ireland and the 4,000 people we employ in Cork. They serve our customers through manufacturing, tech support and other important functions. Our success in Europe and around the world is the result of hard work and innovation by our employees, not any special arrangements with the government. 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.
Since the iPhone launched in 2007, our tax payments in Ireland and around the world have increased tenfold. To continue that growth and the benefits it brings to the communities where we work and live, we believe comprehensive corporate tax reform is badly needed.”
If Apple and Ireland are unable to convince the EU regulators that Apple’s tax affair have been dealt with properly, then this could end up costing the company billions in fines.
Source Business Insider
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