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Report stated illegal deals provided the tech firm with a “a selective advantage” over competition

EU report reveals tax deals between Ireland and Apple are illegal

The European Commission has investigated the tax deals between Apple and Ireland, stating that they are illegal.

The deals, inked in 1991 and 2007 between the tech firm and the country’s government, were examined as part of an investigation by the European Comission’s anti-trust authority into the wider question of unlawful state aid provided to multinational firms.

The report decided that the Irish tax breaks provided “a selective advantage” to Apple, adding the “advantage is obtained every year and ongoing”.

View the full story over at our sister site, MCV.

This news comes after Apple’s chief financial officer Luca Maestri denied that Ireland ever provided the firm with any state aid.

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