Ireland

Irish PM Says $1 Billion Apple Data Center May Be In Doubt

In July, IDA Chief Executive Martin Shanahan was calling for a shake-up of the planning system amid fears the considerable delays could lead to Athenry losing the project. On October 8th, we reported that a group of Irishman rallied to support the proposed Apple data center in Athenry and on October 12th the High Court of Ireland gave Apple the...

Apple Pay Launches in Ireland, Coming Soon to Italy

iPhone owners in Ireland, rejoice; according to a new report from 9to5Mac, Apple Pay is coming to the Emerald Isle, allowing users to simply swipe their iPhone, iPad, or Apple Watch to pay for purchases. The tech giant has launched the payment service in its sixth market in Europe, supporting Irish banking customers with Ulster Bank and...

Apple Relocates International iTunes Business to Ireland

Apple has confirmed that it is to close its Luxembourg branch and transfer its international iTunes business to Ireland on 5 February. The official relocation was disclosed in a note sent to developers, according to AppleInsider. Apple originally announced in September 2016 that it would move its entire iTunes business – registered as Apple Distribution […]

Apple Set to Appeal $14 Billion EU Tax Ruling in Ireland

Apple will this week file its appeal of a European Commission decision that it owes Ireland billions in back taxes, while the latter’s Department of Finance has revealed details of its own appeal, according to a report from Reuters. Margrethe Vestager, the European Commissioner for Competition, said on August 30 that Apple must pay up to […]

How Americans are Paying Apple Millions to Protect Overseas Profits: Bloomberg

It’s not the first time Apple has been accused of sheltering its overseas profits from taxation, and a new report from Bloomberg posits that Americans are paying the Cupertino-based tech giant millions to “shelter” these overseas profits. “Over the years, Apple Inc. has become the poster child for U.S. multinationals accused of sheltering overseas profits to avoid […]

Apple Relocates $9B Worth of iTunes Business to Ireland

Irish newspaper Business Post (via AppleInsider)reports that Apple has moved roughly $9 billion worth of iTunes intellectual property from Luxembourg to Ireland, the country where the European Commission has found the iPhone maker receiving “illegal tax aid.” The move means millions of dollars of value-added tax revenue for Ireland and, of course, a cut to...

Irish Voters Support Appeal of Apple Tax Ruling: Poll

Nearly half of Irish voters say the government has done the right thing by appealing the European Commission’s ruling instructing the iPhone maker to repay $18.9billion CAD in back taxes to Ireland, reports the Irish Times. The Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI poll results released today reveals that Irish voters support the government in its decision. When...

Ireland Divided on Whether to Appeal Apple Tax Ruling

The Irish cabinet doesn't seem to unanimously agree with Finance Minister Michael Noonan's recommendation to lodge the appeal, as he disagrees with the EU Commission's instruction to recoup $18.9 billion in back taxes from Apple. According to the Financial Times, Irish prime minister Enda Kenny will conduct an emergency cabinet meeting in an effort to forge...