The European Union is appealing against Apple in tax proceedings
The European Union is appealing against Apple in tax proceedings

The European Union has appealed an Apple tax dispute of 13 billion euros (about $ 15.8 billion), claiming that the judge used conflicting logic to rule that Apple's deal in Ireland was not a large sum.

The original issue was about how Ireland had allowed Apple to impose unfair tax regulations. Then the European Commission asked the company to pay $ 14.4 billion in back taxes.

On appeal, Apple deposited the money into an escrow account, and in July 2020, the General Court of the European Union assisted Apple with the Irish-Irish tax system.

The Luxembourg court ruled that the European Union’s executive body, chaired by cartel president Margaret Westager, could not prove the legal standards that Apple applied.

In an appeal letter published today, the European Union suggested its intention to appeal the court's decision last year.

The appeal alleges that the court failed to properly assess the European Union's analysis of Apple's Irish subsidiary and that its findings showed inconsistent logic.

He also miscalculated the value of the intellectual property issues and misunderstood the number of Apple employees in the two companies in Ireland and the company's intellectual property liability for iPhone sales and sales. iPad in Europe.

Apple believes that all major business decisions are made at Cupertino's headquarters. Therefore, profits must be taxed in the United States.

The July decision surprised the European Commission, which in recent years has begun investigating national tax rules that effectively act as illegal subsidies and close a tax loophole that allows some multinationals to legally pay lower taxes in Europe.

The final decision must henceforth be taken by the European Court of Justice of the Supreme Court of the European Union.

While the failure of the appeal, despite being seen as a major setback by the European Commission, does not prevent it from further investigating the tax rules of multinationals like Apple.

However, the commission must be able to demonstrate that the tax rules provide financial benefits to the company in question and thus constitute illegal government aid.

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