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Investigation into Apple’s Irish tax practices delayed to 2016


Apple raked in the cash last quarter.
Apple is alleged to have benefitted from illegal tax sweeteners in Ireland.
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Having previously said that a verdict on Apple’s Irish tax arrangements would be announced by Christmas, a new report reveals that an announcement won’t be made until February next year after all.

The reason for the delay is additional supplementary questions sent by E.C. investigators, concerning whether or not Apple potentially underpaid on billions of euros of tax in a so-called “sweetheart” deal. The additional questions may relate to a new line of inquiry in the long-running investigation.