Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 21st May 2013 21:45 UTC
Legal "There's a disconnect between how Apple CEO Tim Cook sees his company's tax strategies and how some members of the US Senate view it. That became clearer than ever today after Cook and two other Apple executives testified before Congress, explaining why they're holding most of their international income in Irish subsidiaries like Apple Operations International, which declare no tax residency anywhere in the world. AOI hasn't filed a tax return anywhere in the world for the last five years, yet it earned $30 billion in income from 2009 to 2012, according to a Senate report released yesterday." Just because something is legal, doesn't mean it's just. Apple, Google, Microsoft, and many more - these companies might not be breaking any laws, but it's obvious to anyone that what they are doing is scummy.
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RE: how is it scummy? (It's not)
by Nelson on Wed 22nd May 2013 11:54 UTC in reply to "how is it scummy? (It's not)"
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The current administration has made the US a non business friendly country. Appleā€™s accountants have found legal ways to allocate about 70 percent of its profits overseas, where tax rates are often much lower.

They basically keep their profits in a hole in the earth in Ireland somewhere while contributing absolutely nothing to that economy. Its not just Apple, its common practice in the United States.

Hell, even that Republican Presidential Candidate you brought up evades taxation like the best of them. When your Republican Presidential Candidate has an offshore bank account, you're in deep shit.

We need to absolutely reform this chronically broken system. I'm in favor of waiving Apple's repatriation tax in exchange for job creation, but only if its followed by the subsequent raising of tariffs to make up the difference in corporate taxation.

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