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Japanese Apple-branch pay 105 million euros in overdue taxes

Japanese Apple-branch pay 105 million euros in overdue taxes

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The iTunes division of the Japanese Apple-branch has converted some 105 million euros (118 billion yen) to pay have to pay tax to the Japanese authorities.

Apple has, according to the regional tax office in Tokyo is no tax paid on the income from the Japanese iTunes subscriptions. A large part of that revenue sends the Japanese Apple-branch by to the office in Ireland, as payment for softwarelicensies.

Apple and other large multinational companies are the last few months under the microscope by governments from all over the world. At the end of August the European Commission announced that Apple 13 billion euros in overdue tax to pay.

The belastingdeals the company already since the nineties, with Ireland, would be invalid. Ireland and Apple appealed against that decision.

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