According to Agence France-Presse reported, the European Commission on Tuesday found that Apple in Ireland illegal tax evasion of $ 14.5 billion, Apple shall send this tax return for Ireland Government. “Ireland promised tax cuts to Apple, Apple paid less than other companies for many years quite a sum of taxes, European Union competition Commissioner, Margrethe Vestager said in an email statement. “These selective tax policy makes Apple’s effective corporate tax rate reduced from 1% in 2003 to 0.005% in 2014.”
Ireland official has said it will appeal the ruling against Apple. Earlier, United Kingdom 1xbet the financial times report, Apple on Tuesday from the European largest tax fines, according to analysts, Apple may want to Ireland to pay up to $ 19 billion in federal taxes, actual tax amount by Ireland depending on the Government. After the European Commission ruled that the company has been Ireland’s illegal government aid. The financial times said Dublin, Apple will have to pay out billions of euros of taxes, since enterprise will be the Member States of the EU has the right to regulate the maximum recovery of tax. At present, the European Commission is taking action, aggressive tax avoidance of enterprises from around the world red lines redrawn.
After allegations of Ireland published two advance tax advice the Government has given Apple a advantage that other companies do not have, which violates EU law. , The EU Commission launched a three-year investigation, 130-page judgment released eventually. Apple is the main means of tax avoidance through Ireland subsidiary, and Ireland law, a Ireland company if the right of management and control is not in the country, outside Ireland pay tax. Ireland this unique tax laws, Apple first in Ireland set up Apple’s international sales company, receives in addition to United States all sales outside, enjoy a lower tax rate. Then, Apple Apple, the parent company of the company’s international operations international sales company, profits are transferred to the latter’s headquarters in the British Virgin Islands. Due to the international operating company’s authority in Ireland, not in Ireland pay tax, and the British Virgin Islands almost tax-free.
United States Congress in 2013, the 1xbet website reported, Apple uses United States tax loopholes, 2011-2012 years in the United States $ 12.5 billion in tax havens, for United States Congress held hearings, company CEO Tim Cook on the issue of tax havens for the first time to the United States Senate to answer questions. United States congressional report noted that Apple by many overseas associated companies tax havens, the report is expected, Apple in 2011 and 2012 in the United States tax of $ 3 billion, $ 9 billion, respectively. But a few days ago, Apple CEO Tim Cook in an interview with the Washington Post, responded to the outside companies avoid United States taxation questions, if you are unable to obtain “reasonable rate”, Apple will not return back to mainland China.