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01-05-2013, 11:26 AM #1
Apple Paid $6 Billion in Taxes Last Year
The New York Times wrote a piece on the different methods Apple uses to sidestep “billions in corporate taxes” earlier this year. Similar to many other articles on the topic, it portrayed Apple in a not-so-favorable light. Despite all the workarounds, Apple says it still pays a significant amount in income taxes. According to a recent statement, it paid over $6 billion in U.S. taxes during its fiscal 2012, accounting for $1 out of every $40 collected from corporations.
Congressional investigators are in the process of finishing their probe into the accounting practices of Apple and other tech companies that involves allocating revenue and intellectual property offshore to avoid paying often-higher U.S. and federal income taxes. According to The Times report:
In its statement, Apple said it paid “an enormous amount of taxes” to local, state and federal governments. “In fiscal 2012 we paid $6 billion in federal corporate income taxes, which is 1 out of every 40 dollars in corporate income taxes collected by the U.S. government,” it said.
It should be pointed out that Apple isn’t the only company doing this either. Apple is only in the lime light due to the large success it has had, making it a much bigger target. Although there isn’t anything technically illegal about the whole procedure, one can’t help feel like the move is immoral for all those not directly involved with the company.
Source: The New York Times
01-05-2013, 01:15 PM #2
Apple pays no tax in Australia which is just wrong, and I believe none in the UK either. Nor do many other big companies.
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01-06-2013, 12:11 PM #5
Well they pay them in the good ol US of A. Not really concerned with those countries as i don't live there. All big companies pay lawyers to figure out ways to save $$. Its the only way to maximize profits and reduce spending. Whats good for the goose...:]
01-07-2013, 11:54 AM #6
There are lots of things that happen outside of the US that I bet your countrymen, (and mine I might add), have their big noses stuck into.
We all have to take some responsibility though. I like the prices of my goods to be as low as possible and to this end I turn a blind eye to certain corporate nefarious goings on to make it stay that way.
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