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Apple Tax Evasion

Tim Cook: Accusations Against Apple Are 'Total Political Crap'

Reuters/The Huffington Post | Nico Pitney | Posted 12.18.2015 | Technology

Apple Inc Chief Executive Tim Cook dismissed as "total political crap" the notion that the tech giant was avoiding taxes. Cook's remarks, made on CBS'...

Ireland Moves To Close Tax Loophole Favored By Apple

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 10.14.2014 | Business

The luck of the Irish is running out for Apple. Ireland on Tuesday inched toward closing a major tax loophole, known as the "Double Irish," that al...

Reports: Apple Paid No UK Corporate Taxes Last Year

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.01.2013 | Business

Despite making millions in profit in Britain, Apple paid no corporate taxes to the U.K. last year, according to company filings cited by various news ...

Lessons From the World of Tax Avoidance: How Nations Can Negotiate With Global Capital

Robert Reich | Posted 07.26.2013 | Politics
Robert Reich

Why should Apple have access to U.S. consumers if Apple refuses to pay its fair share of taxes to finance the infrastructure and education that Americans need to improve their living standards? Americans could buy from one of Apple's competitors instead.

Apple and Corporate America's Sociopathic Behavior

Curtis Ellis | Posted 07.22.2013 | Business
Curtis Ellis

Apple's latest product isn't disruptive to the music industry, cell phones or television. It's aimed at the United States of America.

Apple on the Hill: What Can Be Learned From Yesterday's Hearing

Jared Bernstein | Posted 07.22.2013 | Business
Jared Bernstein

Because they can indefinitely shield their foreign profits from U.S. taxes, meanwhile engaging in endless (legal) schemes to avoid taxes in countries where they book those earnings, the link between the profitability of American companies and the well-being of America is broken.

Letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook from a Disgruntled Shareholder

Brian Levin | Posted 07.21.2013 | Technology
Brian Levin

I want Apple to innovate with new "incredibly great" products that wow the world like the iMac and iPhone did--not with new ways of nickel and diming Uncle Sam. Do what's right and stick to what Apple does best and continued success will surely follow.

Americans Using Tax Havens Are Costing The Rest Of Us $150 Billion

Posted 04.05.2013 | Business

Worried about the federal deficit? Then you're worried about foreign tax havens, the use of which is costing the U.S. $150 billion per year in the for...

Banking Giant Taken Down By Tax Evasion

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business

Mark Gongloff is off the newsletter this morning so today's 7.5 Things are brought to you by Jillian Berman. Thing One: Tax Evasion Takes Down Majo...

Baked Goods to Balance the California State Budget

Judy Patrick | Posted 08.11.2012 | Los Angeles
Judy Patrick

Supersized tax loopholes coupled with the belief that increasing corporate taxes will jeopardize the economy are costing California. There are wise revenue solutions. Our elected officials just need to be willing to identify them and take a stand.

Texas County Considers Making Controversial Apple Tax Break The Norm

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 05.29.2012 | Business

After giving Apple a controversial multimillion dollar tax break, one Texas county is considering instituting a policy that would give tax breaks to m...

Conscience at the Apple Core?

Patricia McGuire | Posted 07.10.2012 | DC
Patricia McGuire

Apple can demonstrate its real worth by helping to rebuild the American brand through the more socially responsible investment of its large profits in the future of this nation.

Apple Sidesteps Taxes -- What's Wrong With That?

Christopher Bergin | Posted 07.01.2012 | Technology
Christopher Bergin

We are currently having a debate in this country about fairness and our tax systems. That's a good debate to have. But insinuating that someone who pays a lower effective tax rate than you is somehow doing something unfair to you does not help the debate.

Apples and Health Spending

Jared Bernstein | Posted 06.30.2012 | Business
Jared Bernstein

I get that skin-in-the-game is a critically important component of market economics. I just can't accept that health care is a normal good to which this standard ought to be fully applied.

Alexander Eichler

Apple Pays Shockingly Low Corporate Tax Rate | Alexander Eichler | Posted 04.17.2012 | Business

How much of your income went to taxes this year? There's a decent chance Apple Inc. paid a smaller share. That's the contention of a report rele...

Tax Dodging Jeopardizes Society at Home and Abroad

Heather A. Lowe | Posted 06.17.2012 | Politics
Heather A. Lowe

American corporations make use of offshore tax havens and creative accounting techniques to legally avoid paying taxes in the United States, while still racking up record profits. The seriousness of the problem cannot be overstated.