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Ireland to join Apple in fight against EU tax ruling

EU Commission's ruling said Ireland granted undue tax benefits of up to 13 billion euros to Apple

Reuters  |  Dublin 

Ireland's cabinet agreed on Friday to join Apple in appealing against a multi-billion-euro back tax demand that the European Commission has slapped on the iPhone maker, despite misgivings among independents who back the fragile coalition. The Commission's ruling this week said that the US tech giant must pay up to 13 billion euros ($14.5 billion) to Dublin has angered Washington, which accuses the EU of trying to grab tax revenue that should go to the US government. With transatlantic tensions rising, the White House said President Barack Obama would raise the issue of tax ...

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First Published: Sat, September 03 2016. 00:20 IST