Apple: new tax issues on the horizon, the French tax authorities claim the payment of fees processed.
The misadventures of Apple with the inland revenue seems not to have finished. After the fine paid to Italy, it is now the turn of France, that following an investigation, demand the payment of back taxes from the company from Cupertino.
A result of the affair with the Italian tax authorities Apple had agreed to pay 318 million for unpaid taxes, now the French tax authorities after a thorough investigation, has asked for a figure even higher, up to 400 million € for the taxes dealt with. The californian company may be forced to pay this fine but it is not said that can put a point to the story considering that the fine relates to an investigation relating to the years 2011 to 2013, could follow another survey for the next years and who knows how much other money may have to be forced to shell out Apple.
The French case is very similar to the Italian one if it were not for one detail, in fact, it seems that Apple is aware of the investigation by the press and has never received any notification in this regard on the part of the irs. Among a survey of tax and the other, they could also be other Countries in Europe to have targeted Apple. For its part, the company from Cupertino has always claimed to be in the right and have adhered to the rules from the point of view of taxation. We'll see if the French authorities will make pay a fine to Apple, and especially if it's going to pop out of the other cases of the kind.
Via | Cult of Mac