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EU sues Ireland over inaction on apple’s $15.5b tax bill

EU sues Ireland over inaction on apple’s $15.5b tax bill

DUBLIN: The European Commission said Friday it has sued Ireland for not collecting nearly €13 billion ($15.5 billion) in taxes the regulator found Apple Inc. should have paid, shortly after the tech giant escrowed the money while its challenge to the EC’s determination proceeds.

The European Union’s executive arm had signaled in October that it was taking the country to court and has now followed through on that in the European Court of Justice, a commission spokesperson confirmed Friday to Law360. In its October statement, the commission.