US Gov't Seeks To Intervene In Apple's €13B EU Tax Case

Law360, New York (July 6, 2017, 6:23 PM EDT) -- The U.S. government is planning on intervening in Apple Inc.'s lawsuit challenging an approximately €13 billion ($14.85 billion) tax bill in Ireland ordered by the European Union’s competition watchdog, a source familiar with the case said Thursday.

Apple is appealing the European Commission’s August 2016 ruling, which concluded that it had entered into a sweetheart tax deal with the Irish government to “substantially and artificially” lower its taxes.

The commission’s investigations into Apple’s tax arrangements, as well as those of Starbucks Corp., had previously drawn the...
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