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French court slashes Apple's €1.1b fine to pocket change

DS999 Silver badge

Re: If France is in the Eu

The 13 billion euros wasn't a fine, it was 'unpaid' taxes the EU said Apple owed Ireland since the EU said they charged too low of a rate.

Ireland didn't want the extra money because they wanted to keep their attractive tax rates in place, Apple didn't particularly care because foreign tax payments are a direct credit against their US tax bill so it wouldn't affect their bottom line either way.

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