2015-01-27 10:45:09 epa05514939 (FILE) A file picture dated 27 January 2015 of the company's logo at an Apple Store in Washington, DC, USA. Reports state that the results of European Commission investigations examining whether decisions by tax authorities in Ireland, with regard to the corporate income tax to be paid by Apple comply with the EU rules on state aid, are due to be announced on 30 August 2016. The Commission has been investigating under EU state aid rules certain tax practices in several Member States following media reports alleging that some companies have received significant tax reductions by way of 'tax rulings' issued by national tax authorities. EPA/SHAWN THEW *** Local Caption *** 52554029