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Jeff Stahler

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  1. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 3 years ago

    “Tax Evasion” is an outright lie. What they did was tax avoidance. We all do the same type of thing by taking the mortgage, individual, dependent, etc. deductions. If Congress doesn’t want those legal deductions to be there for Apple to use, then Congress needs to change the tax laws. Apple is in the process of moving some jobs back to the U.S. If Apple decides to cancel those moves, how much will be lost in new tax revenues?

  2. neatslob

    neatslob said, over 3 years ago


    Deductions that are on the tax form are one thing. Stashing money overseas is something else entirely.

  3. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 3 years ago


    I believe that 60% of Apple’s money is made overseas and taxed there. Why would you expect Apple to bring those profits that have already been taxed back to the U.S. to be taxed again?

  4. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, over 3 years ago


    Great posts today. Thanks. Now all we need to do is accept the fact that welfare cheats are doing the same thing: taking advantage of the quirks in the law.

    As you so correctly point out, if Congress doesn’t like the consequences if its actions, it must change the laws. But that would require that they actually do something, which just won’t happen.

    But they surely do a good job of acting unhappy.

  5. yusodum

    yusodum said, over 3 years ago


    As I understood it, the trick was that they shifted their income to Ireland. Because in US, you tax people for where they make the money (i.e. it should be taxed in Ireland, not here). According to Irish law, the company is taxed as a result of where their HQ is (i.e. it should be taxed in the US, not here). Net result: Apple is not taxed at all. Pretty impressive, actually. I think I read they ended up on 2% or something like that.

  6. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, over 3 years ago

    When are they going to take Halliburton to task for moving to Dubai? Close to $40 billion from US taxpayers, and nothing returned to our economy. Once again, holding my breath…..

  7. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Was he Mitt’s accountant before he went to work for Apple?

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