Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 29th Apr 2012 12:22 UTC
Apple "Apple, the world's most profitable technology company, doesn't design iPhones here. It doesn't run AppleCare customer service from this city. And it doesn't manufacture MacBooks or iPads anywhere nearby. Yet, with a handful of employees in a small office here in Reno, Apple has done something central to its corporate strategy: it has avoided millions of dollars in taxes in California and 20 other states." Sure, this is all legal for companies to do (and Apple obviously isn't alone) but it does show you how much sense of morality companies have. Answer: none. But hey, it's legal, and the law is never wrong, right?
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by rsmithers on Sun 29th Apr 2012 14:09 UTC
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The Occupy Wall Street publicity makes it easy to place blame on corporations for creatively skirting tax law.

Do you not try to deduct everything possible from your own personal income taxes? Is that, too, immoral? Perhaps you should feel privileged to pay more than is required of you?

While I would be overjoyed if Apple -- and nearly every other monolithic organization, since most of them do jump through hoops to lower their taxes -- paid the government extra (without raising prices), and I was, as a result, given a tax break, I cannot fault them for choosing not to do so.

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