註1 Apple chief executive Tim Cook plans to propose a “dramatic simplification” of corporate tax laws when he testifies for the first time before Congress next week.Apple CEO Tim Cook to propose tax overhaul - Washington Post
註2 Microsoft and Hewlett-Packard on the ways they moved profits overseas to lower their tax bills.Apple CEO Tim Cook to propose tax overhaul - Washington Post
註3 “If you look at it today, to repatriate cash to the U.S., you need to pay 35 percent of that cash... “And that is a very high number. We are not proposing that it be zero. I know many of our peers believe that. But I don’t view that. But I think it has to be reasonable.” Apple CEO Tim Cook to propose tax overhaul - Washington Post
“I can tell you unequivocally Apple does not funnel its domestic profits overseas,” Cook told Politico. “We don’t do that. We pay taxes on all the products we sell in the U.S., and we pay every dollar that we owe.”Apple on offense over $100B offshore stash - Politico
註4 This year, Cook said, the company is on track to pay $7 billion in federal taxes.“When you combine state and federal, Apple is paying approximately $1 million an hour in just domestic income taxes,” he said.
“You may not know this, but Apple likely is the largest corporate taxpayer in the U.S.,” Cook added.
Apple CEO Tim Cook to propose tax overhaul - Washington Post
註5Apple CEO Tim Cook Launches A Preemptive Strike Before Congress Grills Him Over Taxes - Business Insider
註6How Apple Sidesteps Billions in Taxes - NYTimes
註7 In an often-heated exchange with a Google executive today, Margaret Hodge, a Labour Party lawmaker who chairs the Public Accounts Committee, said the company was exploiting the rules and acting unethically.
“Your company says you don’t do evil; you do do evil, you use smoke and mirrors,” Hodge told California-based Google’s vice president for sales and operations in northern and central Europe, Matt Brittin. Hodge said Google practiced “devious, calculated and, in my view, unethical behavior.”Google Told by U.K. Lawmaker It Is ‘Evil’ Over Tax Practices - Bloomberg
註8 Brittin said he hadn’t misled Parliament at a November hearing, saying the company pays tax where it creates “economic value.” “Nobody in the U.K. has had an opportunity to close a transaction with a customer,” Brittin told the cross-party panel in London . “I stand by what I have said.” Google Told by U.K. Lawmaker It Is ‘Evil’ Over Tax Practices - Bloomberg
註9 The Guardian reported this week that the U.K. arm of Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN) paid 3.2 million pounds ($4.9 million) in corporate income taxes in 2012. In its annual report in the U.S., Amazon reported U.K. sales that year of almost $6.5 billion.
In the U.K., the company’s subsidiary reports similarly low taxes. The company reported nearly $4.1 billion in sales in the U.K. in 2011, according to Google’s annual report. Its U.K. subsidiary reported paying taxes of 6 million pounds.
註12France weighs 'culture tax' for Apple, Google products - Reuters