Irish MPs back Apple in appeal against EU tax ruling

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Source: The Telegraph, 8 SEPTEMBER 2016 • 12:38AM

Ireland’s parliament battled through an ill-tempered debate on Wednesday to vote in favour of appealing a European Commission ruling ordering the country to collect billions of euros in unpaid taxes from Apple.

Opinion polls reflected the divisive nature of the ruling with many citizens arguing in favour of Apple paying the back taxes.

However, the government claims Apple has paid the full amount due to the Irish state from 2004 to 2014 and denies it gave it “selective treatment”.

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