Apple has reportedly reached a deal with France over paying back taxes

Apple agreed to pay $ 571 million to French authorities to settle a back-dated tax, French media reported on Tuesday.

Apple is facing pressure from the French government as finance minister Bruno LeMaire tries to push through an EU-wide digital tax. The effort, which has been met with some opposition from other EU countries, would apply a 3 percent tax to the online revenues of tech giants like Apple, Google, Facebook and Amazon.

In 2016, the European Commission ordered Apple to pay $ 14.5 billion in unpaid taxes to the Irish government, saying Ireland granted illegal tax benefits to the U.S. tech giant. The EU said Apple paid an effective corporate tax rate of 0.005 percent on its European profits in 2014.

A comment from Apple wasn’t immediately available when contacted by CNBC. France’s tax authority declined to comment to CNBC.

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