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Irish Government Welcomes Judgement in Apple State Aid Case — Orbitax Tax News & Alerts

Ireland's Department of Finance has issued a release welcoming the judgement of the General Court of the European Union annulling the European Commission's Apple State aid decision.


Government welcomes GCEU Judgement in Apple State aid case

The Government welcomes the judgement by the General Court of the European Union (GCEU) that Ireland did not provide State aid to Apple. This judgement annuls the Apple State aid decision of the European Commission of 30 August 2016.

Ireland has always been clear that, based on Irish law, the correct amount of Irish tax was charged and that Ireland provided no State aid to Apple.

Ireland appealed the Commission Decision on that basis and the judgement today from the Court vindicates this stance.

The Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohoe T.D., stated that, "We welcome the judgement of the GCEU. It proves that Ireland was correct to pursue this case in the European courts. Ireland has always been clear that the correct level of tax was charged and Ireland provided no state aid to Apple. Ireland continues to make appropriate changes to its tax regime in line with developments in the international tax environment and remains committed to that process."