Apple has its European HQ in Ireland and EU regulators ruled previously that Apple ‘s deal with the Irish Government over tax is illegal.
The EU Regulators want Apple to pay Ireland €13 billion in tax, Ireland says that Apple does not owe them this amount of tax and both Apple and Ireland are fighting the ruling by Europe.
Now it would appear that the US government may get involved and according to a recent report by Reuters, they are looking to assist Apple in their appeal.
“I can confirm the United States filed an application with the European Union General Court to intervene in the case involving the retroactive application of state aid rules to Apple,” said the source, who declined to be named because of the sensitivity of the matter.
This could give more weight to the appeal of both Apple and also Ireland against the European Regulators, it will be interesting to see what happens with the appeal.