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Ireland to join Apple in fight against EU tax ruling

Ireland`s cabinet agreed on Friday to join Apple in appealing against a multi-billion-euro back tax demand that the European Commission has slapped on the iPhone maker, despite misgivings among independents who back the fragile coalition.

US raises concern over American firms evading taxes

Earlier in the day, the Apple CEO Tim Cook denied allegations of tax evasion.

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The report found Apple's three subsidiaries had no official tax residence, which made them pay little or no taxes.

Apple used subsidiaries to dodge billions in taxes: US panel

One of Apple's Irish affiliates reported profits of $30 billion between 2009 and 2012, but since it did not technically belong to any country, it paid no taxes to any govt.