Apple, the tax piñata, settles to pay £136 million more after audit in the UK
Apple, the European authorities favorite tax piñata, is getting hit with another bill shock, this time after "an extensive audit" done by Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs in the UK.
Apple Europe, which is the core company providing administrative, financial, marketing and other support to various Apple subsidiaries, was accused of hiding revenue by artificially lowering the price for its services to said subsidiaries.
HM Revenue and Customs calculated that Apple Europe should have paid £136 million more in taxes up to 2015, on top of everything collected so far. Needless to say, Apple says it has complied with all tax laws that allowed it to do this, but issued the following statement on the £136 million settlement it reached with the UK's HMRC:
source: Financial Times