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Ireland expects Apple back tax in escrow account in Q1, 2018 - minister

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BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Ireland expects iPhone maker Apple to start paying up to 13 billion euros ($15.4 billion) in back taxes into an escrow account in the first quarter of 2018, the finance minister said on Monday.The European Commission said the record sum was the result of Apple receiving unfair tax incentives from Ireland.More than a year after the EU order, Dublin's slow pace in recovering the money has landed it in court. Ireland is now seeking an investment manager and a custodian to operate the account and expects to appoint both next month."We have now reached agreement with Apple in ...

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First Published: Mon, December 04 2017. 19:06 IST