Apple’s best fiscal time now seems over. In an official statement filed with the Securities and Ex-change Commission, or the Consob US, the California-based company has announced to its shareholders that the tax rates that apply in several countries could soon undergo significant changes. All eyes on Ireland in particular: the possible breakthrough stems from the investigation of the European Union state aid it would receive from the apple in the northern European country following the agreements reached with the government in Dublin, thanks to the tax ruling of 1991 and 2007. the company of Melafonino not only runs the risk of paying more taxes in the future, but pointed out to shareholders that could soon be forced to shell out two hundred million dollars to the tax not paid in the past. Apple in recent years has moved millions of dollars in profits outside the United States, about 70, to escape the US corporate tax, set at 35 per cent share. From a report that has been drawn from a pool of experts to take stock of the taxation of the digital economy of the continent delivered to the European Commission before the summer, reveals some interesting figures: Apple has paid out in 2013 by the United States 1.1 billions of tax dollars while at home over eleven. In practice, around the world has returned to the Treasury 3.7% than they earned, compared with 61% recorded on US soil.
Luca Maestri, Chief Financial Officer of Apple, said that tax agreements examined by the European Commission does not constitute State aid. But last month the Irish Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan, has announced that in any case the first of January of next year, companies headquartered in Dublin will be considered tax resident in the country and therefore have to pay the same taxes on the profits of others. The cd. “Double Irish” mechanism that allows companies like Apple to save on taxes, thus has its days numbered. Apple, which in Ireland and specifically in Cork employs about 4,000 people, the country benefits from a tax rate of less than 2%. In the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014, ended September 27 last year, Apple has achieved a turnover of 42.1 billion dollars and a net profit of 8.5 billion.