EU's Juncker says Apple tax decision is clearly based on facts, rules

September 4, 2016 4:50 AM

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EU's Juncker says Apple tax decision is clearly based on facts, rules

HANGZHOU, China The EU's ruling that Apple Inc must pay a huge tax bill to Ireland was clearly based on facts and existing rules and was not a decision aimed against the United States, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said on Sunday.

Last week, European Union antitrust regulators ordered Apple to pay up to 13 billion euros ($14.5 billion) in taxes to the Irish government after ruling that a special scheme to route profits through Ireland was illegal state aid.

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