Ireland publishes legal arguments in Apple State Aid case

18.12.16

Ireland publishes legal arguments in Apple State Aid case

 

The European Commission has signalled its intention to publish the Final Decision in the Apple State aid case.  This was sent to Ireland at the end of August. 

 

Ireland does not accept the Commission’s analysis, which is why we have lodged an application with the General Court of the European Union to annul the whole Decision.

 

Ireland did not give favourable tax treatment to Apple - the full amount of tax was paid in this case and no State aid was provided.  Ireland does not do deals with taxpayers.

 

A summary of our legal arguments has been published and is available below:

 

ENDS

                                                 

Further information from:

David Byrne - Press Officer - pressoffice@finance.gov.ie - +353 86 026 7978