Back-Taxes Amounting to £136m Paid By Apple to UK Government


To satisfy back-payments in the years up to September 2015, Apple has coughed up an additional £136m in tax to the government of the United Kingdom.

In the accounts of Apple Europe, one of its subsidiaries in the United Kingdom, that is filed on Companies house, the tech giant said that it had agreed to pay a corporate tax adjustment following an “extensive audit” that was performed by HM Revenue & Customs.

Apple said that the payment of additional interest and tax “reflects the company’s increased activity.” Apple Europe has around 800 employees that provide marketing, administrative, and other services to group affiliates.

The tech giant added: “As a result of this adjustment the company’s corporate income tax payments will increase going forward.”

Previously, Apple has been chased for back-taxes. Last month, the tech company finalised an agreement with the Irish government to begin paying unpaid taxes amounting to €13bn (£11.5bn).

Recently, Apple has come under fire for admitting that it deliberately slowed down older models of the iPhone through its software updates.