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Apple owes more than $430,000 (plus fines) in Maine state taxes

Apple should have paid state taxes on the full price of iPhones sold at discounted prices through wireless carriers over a three-year period at its retail stores in Maine, the state supreme court has ruled, according to a WGME report.

The Maine Supreme Judicial Court unanimously overturned a judge’s decision that sided with Apple after the state tax assessor argued that taxes were underpaid by tens of thousands of dollars. An audit found that Apple owed more than $430,000 in sales taxes and more than $100,000 in fines from May 2010 through April 2013.

WGME says an attorney for Apple declined to comment.

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the news editor of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.

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