The most damning part of the European Commission’s 21-page letter sent to the Government in June is a section detailing an interchange between an Irish Revenue official and a tax adviser for Apple in 1990 that illustrates how the tech giant’s taxable profits were calculated. Photograph: Philip Toscano/PA Wire

The European Commission’s preliminary findings on Ireland’s tax arrangement with Apple has refocused attention on Ireland’s corporate tax regime, b(...)

Icoming European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker was prime minister of Luxembourg at the time the arrangement with Fiat was reached. Photograph: Vincent Kessler/Reuters

A tax concession that Luxembourg authorities granted to a subsidiary of Italian car maker Fiat may constitute illegal state aid, the European Commissi(...)

Apple will be accused of prospering from illegal tax deals with the Irish government for more than two decades when Brussels this week unveils details of a probe that could leave the iPhone maker with a record fine of as much as several billions of euros. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

The European Commission will tomorrow publish a letter sent to the Government in June outlining the terms of its investigation into Apple’s tax arrang(...)

Australian media magnante Rupert Murdoch at the US Open Tennis Championship last month. Photograh: Andrew Gombert/EPA

Google hit back at News Corp for calling it a platform for piracy and an “unaccountable bureaucracy,” in a point-by-point rebuttal that stressed the I(...)

EU incoming digital policy chief Günther Oettinger. Photograph: EPA

The EU’s incoming digital policy chief has put Google on notice that it faces a potentially more hostile Brussels regime, suggesting the US group coul(...)

The new Galaxy Note Edge, shown to  media in New York yesterday. Smart-card chips are used in products such as mobile phones, bank cards, passports and pay-television cards.  Photograph: Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg

The European Commission has imposed a €138 million cartel fine on groups including Samsung and Philips for rigging the European market for smart card (...)

EU Commissioner Olli Rehn is expected to assume a senior role in the European Parliament when he takes his seat next month.

EU Commissioner Olli Rehn has said that tackling the issue of aggressive tax planning by multinationals will be one of the “key issues” for the Eur(...)

Responding to yesterday’s announcement by the European Commission that it is to open an investigation into tax rulings offered by Ireland to Apple, the US computer company said it had received “no selective treatment”. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Apple has defended its corporate tax arrangements with Ireland, denying that it profits from any special tax deal from the Irish Government. Re(...)

The finding last year by a US Senate committee that Apple had paid corporate tax of 2 per cent or less in Ireland caused consternation in the US and abroad.  Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

The European Commission has announced a formal investigation into tax arrangements offered by the Irish Government to computer giant, Apple. The inves(...)

A spokesman for European Competition commissioner Joaquín Almunia (above) said the European Commission had been “information-gathering” for months from certain member states. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The European Commission has defended its right to probe the tax arrangements offered to companies by individual countries ahead of the possible ann(...)