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[3]: Welcome to globalisation
by JAlexoid on Fri 24th May 2013 07:39 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Welcome to globalisation"
JAlexoid
Member since:
2009-05-19

The number of Apple employees in Ireland(Republic of Ireland) is abysmally low. Compared to the revenues "they generate" it's nothing. They don't even handle shipping through Ireland, all of it's done through Netherlands.

Compare that to Google and Microsoft, that have large campuses in Ireland and actually use Ireland as bases of operations.

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jared_wilkes Member since:
2011-04-25

Apple has been in Ireland since 1980 and has 4000 employees there. Apple isn't pretending that their Irish Subsidiaries are sourcing all of their revenues and profits within Ireland. Ireland does not take issue with Apple and says they are paying the appropriate tax rate.

Edited 2013-05-24 20:17 UTC

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