#<p><strong><a href="http://www.techeye.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/apple-hanged-on-christmas-tree-e1447144967890.jpg"><img class=" size-full wp-image-162339 alignleft" src="http://www.techeye.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/apple-hanged-on-christmas-tree-e1447144967890.jpg" alt="apple-hanged-on-christmas-tree" width="330" height="248" /></a>Ireland is expecting</strong> European Union regulators to issue a decision on the country’s tax deal with Apple before the end of the year.</p>
<p>The Irish finance minister said the move could force the iPhone maker to pay substantial back taxes.</p>
<p>The European Commission has already ordered Dutch authorities to recover $32.23 million from US coffee chain Starbucks and Luxembourg to do the same with Fiat Chrysler for its tax deals.… <a href="http://www.techeye.net/business/eu-to-rule-on-apple-tax-avoidance-by-christmas" class="read-more">Read the rest</a></p>