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Jeff Stahler

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  1. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    What’s the opposite of a Genius Bar?

  2. mikefive

    mikefive said, about 1 year 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?

  3. neatslob

    neatslob said, about 1 year ago

    @mikefive

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

  4. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    http://www.buzzfeed.com/buzzfeedpolitics/warren-blasted-ges-low-taxes-not-gms

  5. mikefive

    mikefive said, about 1 year ago

    @neatslob

    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?

  6. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, about 1 year ago

    @mikefive

    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.

  7. r2varney

    r2varney said, about 1 year ago

    @I Play One On TV

    Those “quirks” were put there with a purpose The whole tax system is rotten from the core.. but when you have lobbyists making the rules what else can you expect.
    There will be a lot of hand wringing and anguish.. but don’t expect any change in the system.

  8. yusodum

    yusodum said, about 1 year ago

    @mikefive

    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.

  9. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, about 1 year 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…..

  10. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

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

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