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The European Commission Will Appeal Against The Court's Decision To Cancel The Fine Apple

The European Commission Will Appeal Against The Court's Decision To Cancel The Fine Apple

The European Commission is appealing the annulment by the EU court of justice of its decision from 2016 that Ireland provided Apple with illegal state aid in the form of tax benefits and the company must pay 13 billion euros in taxes, according to a statement from the Executive Vice-President of the EC Margrethe Vestager.

"The Commission decided to appeal to the European court of justice the decision of the court of General jurisdiction of July 2020 in the Apple case on state aid in Ireland, which overturned the EC decision of August 2016 that Ireland provided Apple with illegal state aid through selective tax benefits," the release says.

At the end of August 2016, the EC, following an investigation, concluded that Ireland, a member state of the European Union, provided unjustified tax benefits to Apple, as a result of which the country received less than 13 billion euros. After that, the American Corporation had to return to the country's unpaid taxes for the period from 2003 to 2014. This summer, the European Court of General jurisdiction overturned the EC's decision to collect 13 billion euros in taxes from Apple. Now the EC is appealing it.

The Commission has decided to appeal before the European Court of Justice the General Court's judgment of July 2020 on the Apple State aid case in Ireland, which annulled the Commission's decision of August 2016 finding that Ireland granted illegal State aid to Apple through selective tax breaks

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