France will fine Apple no less than $422 million

The French authorities reopen the controversy over Apple's tax environment, and it seems that Apple did business of questionable legality, which would lead to a $422 million fine, because your accounts may not be completely clean. We already know that Apple has numerous tax optimization systems that generate a large number of doubts, in fact, they can even cause « errors » that give rise to administrative sanctions, as happened in the case the management of corporate taxes. company from Cupertino in Ireland, its gateway to and from Europe and for which it benefited from clearly illegal differential and preferential treatment.

According to the French newspaper Le Monde, Apple justified and paid a total of 69 million euros in France, a derisory amount if we take into account the profits that the North American giant was able to generate. In this way, French financial authorities are investigating the years 2011, 2012 and 2013. According to official French government sources, the years 2014 and 2015 were recently audited and the results were satisfactory. This is how the financial environment of the Cupertino company is in Europe, and after Ireland, it seems that all the States are biting into the apple.

In the meantime, Apple is “doing the Swede”, never better said, and has indicated that it has never been notified on this subject by the French authorities. However, we know that Apple likes to play cat and mouse, all this just at the time when Tim Cook is starting to make eyes at Donald Trump, since the future president of the United States of America has promised reduce the tax on the repatriation of financial assets from the current 30% to 10%, which would cause companies like Apple to move all their capital from Europe and other regions directly to the United States.

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