Apple Agrees To Pay €318 Million As Settlement In Italian Tax Fraud Case

By 02:54 Fri, 30 Jul 2021 Comments

Apple has agreed to pay a sum of €318 million (around $350 million) to settle an Italian tax fraud case, according to a report from the country's daily newspaper La Repubblica.

The Cupertino-based company has been accused of tax evasion between 2008 and 2013. It is alleged that the iPhone maker failed to pay €880 million in corporate taxes during this five year period, and the amount was transferred to its subsidiary in Ireland, a country where the corporate tax rate is less than half of that in Italy.

Although the probe completed in March this year, the settlement took time as there were reportedly lengthy negotiations between Apple and Italian authorities. On its part, the country's tax office has now confirmed that a deal has been reached, but it did not reveal the financial details of the settlement.

While Apple hasn't yet commented on the settlement, it had earlier assumed that the company is “one of the largest tax payers in the world and paid every euro of tax it owed wherever it did business.”




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