EU probes Ap­ple’s tax af­fairs

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The Euro­pean Com­mis­sion plans to in­ves­ti­gate Ap­ple’s tax ar­range­ments in Ire­land fol­low­ing an ini­tial probe start­ing in June. The com­mis­sion says it be­lieves the tax deals agreed be­tween Ap­ple and the gov­ern­ment of Ire­land amounted to il­le­gal state aid for the company, and that other firms would not have re­ceived the same support. A spokesman for the Ir­ish gov­ern­ment said it is “con­fi­dent that there is no breach of state-aid rules” in the case and that his coun­try had al­ready sub­mit­ted a for­mal an­swer in re­sponse to the in­ves­ti­ga­tion. The EC can de­mand the re­turn of any un­paid taxes or even levy a fine. The in­ves­ti­ga­tion is part of a wider at­tempt to limit cor­po­rate tax avoid­ance. not ex­posed to re­mote ex­ploits of Bash un­less users con­fig­ure ad­vanced Unix ser­vices.” The patch should help ad­vanced users re­main se­cure.

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