Apple’s impending €13bn tax appeal has huge implications

Irish Times | Sep 13, 2019 at 11:40 AM
  • There wasn’t even a brass plate in Dublin to identify Apple Sales International.
  • Apple Sales International and Apple Operations Europe, whose structure has since changed, held the rights to use Apple’s intellectual property to sell and manufacture Apple products outside North and South America.
  • The Commission figure is based on the assumption that all the “state aid” was Irish but the amount of unpaid taxes to be recovered by the Irish authorities would be reduced if other countries had required Apple to pay more taxes on the profits recorded by Apple Sales International and Apple Operations Europe for this period.