Donohoe, who was in the European Union capital on Monday to meet fellow finance ministers and to update European Union anti-trust commissioner Margrethe Vestager on Apple, said the case was "difficult" because of the "scale of the fund and the uniqueness of this issue". Apple CEO Tim Cook called the it "total political crap", and both Apple and Ireland have appealed it.
Over a year ago, as Ars reported, the EU's competition chief Margrethe Vestager said that a two-year investigation into so-called sweetheart tax deals in 1991 and 2007 had found Apple guilty of receiving illegal state aid from the Emerald Isle. "We have a dedicated team working diligently and expeditiously with Ireland on the process the European Commission has mandated".
Apple's agreement on Monday has set the wheels in motion for the $14.6 billion to actually be delivered, with Irish officials saying they expected the first payments to be processed in early 2018. For example, a similar deal between Amazon and Luxembourg resulted in the tech giant hiring some 1,500 employees there, simultaneously reducing the tax burden on its European operations by approximately 75 percent.
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