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# apple tax

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# Round one
'A marathon, not a sprint': European Commission says the fight over Apple tax and Ireland isn't over
Margrethe Vestager has said the EU would analyse yesterday’s judgement before deciding on an appeal.
# the saga continues
An EU court has ruled in favour of Apple and Ireland in the €13 billion tax row. So what happens now?
Officials are already exploring the possibility of using a Treaty article to crack down on low-tax countries.
# Decision time
Apple and Ireland win appeal against European Commission's €13 billion tax ruling
The European Commission previously ordered the US company to hand back €13 billion in unpaid tax.
# apple tax
A major ruling is expected tomorrow in the €13 billion Apple tax row - but don't expect the saga to end there
Whoever loses is likely to appeal that decision to a higher EU court.
# sweetheart deal
€14 billion Apple tax fund could lose €70 million this year
The fund is to be held in escrow until the outcome of legal challenges to the European Commission’s landmark ruling in 2016.
# State Aid
Ireland's appeal over €14.3 billion Apple tax bill to get under way in Europe today
The government has already spent over €7 million in legal fees and other costs preparing the case.
# State Aid
Apple tax: Ireland's appeal over the €14.3bn due to Ireland will be heard next week
The appeal is due before the Court of Justice of the European Union.
# State Papers
Fine Gael ministers discussed US corporations paying 'little or no tax' here in the 1980s
A letter from John Bruton to Alan Dukes has been released to the national archives.
# apple tax
Apple pays over the €14.3bn due to Ireland - but the minister again denies that it's owed
Ireland is appealing the EU Commission that Apple was in receipt of illegal state aid.
# apple tax
Apple has paid around €1.5 billion into an Irish escrow account
Just in time for the weekend and all.
# resting in my account
We now know who'll be holding onto the Apple billions that are destined for Ireland
The money will be held in an escrow account subject to an appeal by Ireland.
# 13 billion reasons why
Government to start collecting €13 billion in Apple tax in the New Year
Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe said that the cash will “be transmitted across the first quarter of next year”.
# Public Accounts Committee
The government isn't saying when the €13 billion from Apple will be recovered
Collecting the money requires a “bespoke solution”, a top official said.
Voices
Debate Room: We should take Apple's €13 billion to halve housing lists
The European Commission announced last week that it is taking Ireland to the European Court of Justice for failing to recover €13 billion of tax due from Apple.
# apple tax
The EU is taking Ireland to court over its failure to recover €13 billion from Apple
The government said it is “extremely disappointed” by the move.
# Money Money Money
How much has Ireland's Apple tax appeal cost so far? Over €3.6 million and counting
The government has spent €1.7m on legal fees this year alone.
# hold me tender
Ireland is looking for someone to hold onto the €15 billion from Apple's tax bill
The State is appealing the bill but will still need to collect the money first.
# expensive apples
'Our rights were breached': Here's how Apple will fight the EU's €13bn Irish tax ruling
The tech giant has been ordered to hand over the huge sum for illegal state aid.
# State Aid
Ireland spent €440k on a report defending Apple months before the EU's scathing tax ruling
But European officials said the unsolicited report from PwC ‘misinterpreted’ the relevant rules.
# tax sovereignty
Ireland is expected to get 'large majority' of Apple's €13 billion unpaid tax bill
Margrethe Vestager added the deadline for Apple to deposit money into an escrow account has passed.
# not attending
Apple boss Tim Cook will NOT be coming to Leinster House
Cook was invited to speak before the Oireachtas Finance Committee.
# Your Say
Poll: Is the Government right to appeal the Apple Tax ruling?
Today the EC will publish the legal rationale for the €13 billion penalty for unpaid taxes it applied to Apple at the end of August.
# apple tax
Revenue has begun calculating the tax owed to it by Apple if Government appeal fails
Sinn Féin’s David Cullinane said Revenue chief Niall Cody’s appearance at the PAC raised more questions than answers.
# apple tax
Margrethe Vestager, scourge of Apple, is going after more multinationals
Late last week, 185 American CEOs asked German chancellor Angela Merkel to intervene in Vestager’s €13 billion Apple tax ruling.
# bite of the apple
MEPs laugh at Jean-Claude Juncker when he says Europe is fighting tax evasion
Earlier, Fine Gael MEP Brian Hayes said: “Changing the rules, however appalling [they are], is not smart.”
# endapendent alliance
'I've got my mojo back': Enda Kenny is moving on from a tough few months
The Taoiseach has also given his thoughts on THAT John Halligan interview.
# factcheck
FactCheck: How much do multinationals actually contribute in taxes?
FactCheck looks into a set a claims made over the airwaves and in the Dáil in the past week.
# rotten apple
Sinn Féin's new billboard says Fine Gael is 'playing for the wrong team' over Apple
The party is having a pop at the government over the Apple tax appeal.
# State Aid
Dáil approves government plan to appeal Apple tax ruling
The Taoiseach said it’s not true Apple was provided with more favourable treatment than others companies in terms of taxes.
# Enda Kenny
The Taoiseach went on the US news to defend the Apple tax appeal
Sweetheart deals are “not the way we do business here,” he said.
# total recall
TDs are coming back from their summer holidays early to talk about the Apple tax ruling
TDs are back in the Dáil today to discuss the government’s decision to appeal the European Commission’s Apple tax ruling.
# talk of the town
The Apple tax ruling is being talked about at the G20 summit in China
Jean-Claude Juncker has defended the decision after attacks from the US
# factcheck
FactCheck: Is Apple really the "largest taxpayer in Ireland"?
The company’s CEO Tim Cook made the claim this week, and Michael Noonan repeated it. We checked it out.
# Fianna Fáil
Micheál Martin on Apple tax: "We believe an appeal is essential"
The Fianna Fáil leader says “certainty” around Ireland’s tax policy is vital.
# Oireachtas Report
The Apple ruling has ruined some weekend plans for some Oireachtas workers
Voting and sound systems within the Dáil chamber have to be upgraded.
# show of unity
'Cruel promises made to the Irish people that Apple's billions would go to hospitals'
Members of the Independent Alliance said it would back the appeal in order to keep the government in power.
# apple tax
Noonan claims Apple ruling an "attack" on Ireland's corporate tax regime
The Dáil will be recalled next to vote on the Government’s decision to appeal the Apple ruling.
# Forbidden Fruit
Greystones is getting an immense tree carving 'in honour of Apple's €13bn'
Carver John Hayes is hard at work.
# factcheck
FactCheck: How many people actually work for foreign companies in Ireland?
We heard all kinds of numbers from several politicians this week. FactCheck gets to the truth.
# apple tax
"The Irish government has done absolutely nothing wrong" - Tim Cook
The Apple CEO has come out swinging since yesterday’s decision by the EC to bill his company €13 billion for unpaid Irish taxes.