As part of the EU's 2016 ruling, it said that the tax arrangements Ireland offered Apple between 1991 and 2007 meant that Apple only had to pay tax rates between 0.0005 percent and 1 percent on all of its European profits right up until 2014.
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Both the Irish Government and Apple have appealed the Commission's ruling. Since then though, it seems that Apple has reached an agreement with Ireland to pay back €13 billion in back taxes.
The European Commission (which made the original ruling) expects the money to be transferred to an escrow account during the first quarter of the new year. The unfair advantage resulted in Apple avoiding as much as 13 billion euros in payments over the course of more than a decade.
The Commission in October had routinely initiated proceedings against the Government for its failure to recover the tax, which had been ruled by the Commission as an illegal favouring of the company by the Irish authorities.
Earlier this month, Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said that he did not "want to be in a situation where the Irish Government has to take Apple to court because the European Commission is taking the Irish Government to court".
"We have a dedicated team working diligently and expeditiously with Ireland on the process the European Commission has mandated", Apple said in a Monday statement according to UPI.
Apple believes that the ruling will be overturned in time and that it's acted in accordance with the law.