France demanded from Apple to repay 400 million euros of unpaid taxes
The French tax administration found that by resorting to various legal above, Apple has hidden a large sum, subject to tax payments from 2011 to 2013. It is reported TASS with reference to informed sources.
Tax administration of France demanded that the French division of Apple to refund €400 million in unpaid taxes. According to sources, a lawsuit filed in the Paris commercial court.
Resorting to various legal ploys, the American computer electronics giant has hidden a large sum, subject to tax payments for the period from 2011 to 2013. In particular, in France “were taken into account only a small portion of the funds from the sale of devices iPhone, iPad and MacBook that came true through shops of mobile operators”. Funds were transferred to a subsidiary of the Corporation in Ireland where she provided tax incentives. There was, however, was the French branch of Apple.
The Ministry of economy and Finance of France refused to confirm the information about the requirement to pay €400 million, citing “the nature of the service of tax information”.
In August of this year, the European Commission has already demanded Apple to pay Ireland more than €13 billion as “compensation of illegally received tax benefits.” The company from Cupertino has filed an appeal against this claim of the European Commission. Apple CEO Tim cook said that the decision of the European Commission “is unprecedented and has serious, far-reaching consequences”. According to him, the European regulator “, in fact, offered to replace the Irish tax legislation the Commission’s view on how the legislation should be.”
The French Minister of economy and Finance Michel Sapin has already said that “France does not intend to conduct any talks with Apple on this issue”.