Starbucks and Fiat Chrysler have to pay money back, after 'illegal' tax deals
European competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager said that these deals that Starbucks had in Holland and Fiat had in Luxembourg were basically state aid. Now, the Netherlands and Luxembourg disagreed with the Commission, and Starbucks are likely to appeal.
For now though, they're all in trouble and investigations into tax deals are continuing, with Amazon and Apple under the spotlight.
"Tax rulings that artificially reduce a company's tax burden are not in line with EU state aid rules. They are illegal. I hope that, with today's decisions, this message will be heard by member state governments and companies alike," Vestager said.
"All companies, big or small, multinational or not, should pay their fair share of tax," she added.
The Dutch government are "surprised" by this decision, and they're pretty sure that their arrangement with Starbucks doesn't contravene international standards.
The Luxembourg Ministry of Finance said the Commission had "used unprecedented criteria in establishing the alleged state aid". "Luxembourg disagrees with the conclusions reached by the European Commission in the Fiat Finance and Trade case and reserves all its rights."