Apple to Pay Italy €318 Million to Settle Tax Dispute

Apple to Pay Italy €318 Million to Settle Tax Dispute

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Apple has agreed to pay 318 million euros to Italy to settle a tax probe which found the company failed to declare earnings in Italy between 2008 and 2013. Approximately 880 million euro in corporate income tax was evaded, according to La Repubblica.

Apple was found to have been attributing profits generated in Italy to its company in Ireland which lowered its taxable income in the country. Ireland's corporate tax rate is normally about 12.5% compared to Italy's at 27.5%.

A spokesman for Italy's tax office confirmed the accuracy of the report to the Guardian but wouldn't comment any further.

The settlement comes as Apple's agreement with Ireland for a lower tax rate is under investigation by the European Union. The Commission recently deepened its probe into whether Ireland offered illegal preferential tax terms to Apple. Tim Cook says Apple will stay in the country even if the EU rule against Ireland's tax agreement with the company, noting there is no "special deal" in place and that Apple is paying 12.5% on all revenue generated there.

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Apple to Pay Italy €318 Million to Settle Tax Dispute
clown - December 31, 2015 at 2:41am
Wow they saved 500 million euros what a bargain.
Furious - December 30, 2015 at 4:42pm
My first thought would be to say that it's a big surprise to me but then again after thinking for one second more you realize that this is nothing new, not even with Apple. It's a shame though that a company this big taking in the revenue that it does, especially when they make the iPhone 6 Plus @ a cost of approx. $250 and then sells them for approx. $1K each !!
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