Irish government will appeal EU Apple tax rulingStaff Writer | September 3, 2016
The executive branch of the Irish government has agreed to appeal the European Commission ruling in which Apple was ordered to pay the state £13bn in backtaxes.
Taxes The decision was made on Friday
Apple's tax practices in Ireland were ruled illegal by the Commission earlier this week in a landmark case. CEO Tim Cook heavily criticised the decision, referring to it as "political crap", and he is also set to back an appeal.
The Dail, Ireland's parliamentary chamber, passed a motion this week to launch an independent review into the country's corporate tax system, and will debate the Apple appeal on Wednesday. ■