Ireland’s appeal over €14.3 billion Apple tax bill begin in EU court

The tax claimed by the European Commission “Challenges reality and common sense,” Apple officials said during the hearings at the EU Court. The group, which has been pursuing favorable tax treatment in Ireland since 2016, has been asked for $ 14.3 billion by the Commission, following the investigation by the European Commissioner for Competition. According to an inquiry by the European Commission, the company avoided most of the taxes it had to pay between 2003 and 2014. All the profits made during this period in Europe, Africa in the Middle East and India, had been repatriated to Ireland.