Apple must pay 13 billion yen in back taxes

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In Japan, Apple has an account of 13 billion yen to stay They cover almost 93 million euros tax arrears. The Japanese subsidiary of the American giant is sanctioned by the Japanese authorities for an application problem of a consumption tax.

According to information from Nikkei, foreign tourists in Japan were wrongly exempted from the 10% consumption tax for Bulk iPhone purchases and other branded equipment in Apple stores.

In at least one transaction, an individual bought hundreds of iPhones at once, suggesting that the store did not tax a potential reseller “, writes Nikkei.

A Japanese peculiarity

For visitors staying in Japan for less than six months, Nikkei Asia explains that they can buy certain goods and products without paying consumption tax. However, this exemption is not not intended to apply to purchases for resale.

It is however emphasized that unlike consumable products such as cosmetics or pharmaceutical products with a limit of 500,000 yen (just over 3,500 euros) per purchase, there is no limit for items such as electronic products. .

Apple makes amends

According to Nikkei, Apple Japan filed an amended tax return and voluntarily stopped offering tax-free purchases from June.

We do not offer tax free shopping in our stores. We apologize for the inconvenience “, reacted the group in Japan.

As part of the publication of its results for its distributed fiscal year 2022 and ended on September 24, Apple announced a worldwide turnover of 394 billion dollars (products and services) and 26 billion dollars for Japan.

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