Luxembourg to support Ireland over Apple tax-ruling appeal

Apple allegedly received illegal state aid from Ireland

A spokesman for Luxembourg’s Ministry of Finance has confirmed reports that Luxembourg is planning to support Ireland in its appeal against a decision by the European Commission concerning alleged illegal state aid for Apple.

On Tuesday, the Irish Times wrote: “A spokesman for the Grand Duchy’s finance ministry (said) the Luxembourg government plans to make a so-called intervention in support of the Irish government in its case.”

The ministry confirmed this information but declined to provide any further comment.

The European Commission last year concluded that Ireland gave Apple 13 billion euros in illegal tax aid.

Luxembourg is the focus of similar investigations by the Commission in relation to alleged state aid for multinationals such as McDonald’s and Amazon.