Apple has negotiated for a long time with the Italian tax authorities and reached an agreement to pay 318 million euros, thus escaping the charges of tax evasion. Apple would be directed sales for five years, to the Irish subsidiary in Italy, to not paying taxes, said The Telegraph.
Italian officials have confirmed that Apple will pay the amount requested of 318 million euros, and the investigation will be completed. However, the company is charged because through the procedures chosen, paid 880 million euros less in Italy.
The Italian newspaper, La Repubblica, writes that Apple has avoided to pay taxes between 2008 and 2013 in Italy, directing all the subsidiary in Ireland.
Authorities in Italy and in other European countries, particularly Britain, have opened investigations against large companies that have used various strategies to avoid paying taxes.