16 Aug 2016 Cases

Advised Apple Inc. During European Commission State Aid Inquiry

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Compass Lexecon experts provided economic advice to Apple Inc. during the European Commission’s State aid inquiry against Ireland (Opening Decision of 11 June 2014).

The European Commission investigated whether decisions taken by tax authorities in Ireland, with regard to corporate income tax to be paid by Apple, complied with the EU State aid rules.

In August 2016, the Commission concluded that Ireland’s tax benefits to Apple were illegal because it allowed Apple to pay substantially less tax compared with other businesses and thus required Ireland to recover the State aid from Apple.

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