Apple's secret tax bolthole revealed

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by super chimp, Nov 6, 2017.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. super chimp macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2008
    Location:
    UK
    #1
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-41889787

    It should be noted there is nothing illegal in doing this.
     
  2. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604

    MacsRgr8

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2002
    Location:
    The Netherlands
    #2
    So, that's the reason Tim loves privacy and security. :p
     
  3. iBrooker, Nov 6, 2017
    Last edited: Nov 6, 2017

    iBrooker macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2016
    Location:
    Wales
    #3
    MacRumors please cover this!!

    It's immoral! For a company that goes on about being an ethical company - this is FAR from it :mad:
     
  4. deany macrumors 68030

    deany

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2012
    Location:
    North Wales
    #4
    Utter disgrace, MR should front page news this. Okay nothing illegal however are they an Honourable Company?
    No!
     
  5. super chimp thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2008
    Location:
    UK
    #5
    Notice I didn’t mention morality as that’s an entirely different matter....
     
  6. coldsweat macrumors 6502

    coldsweat

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2009
    Location:
    Grimsby, UK
    #6
    Can't wait to see T.C. to weasel his way out of this one!
     
  7. OLDCODGER macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2011
    Location:
    Lucky Country
    #7
    Business is business.
    --- Post Merged, Nov 6, 2017 ---
    Socialist style taxation has nothing to do with ethics!
     
  8. super chimp thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2008
    Location:
    UK
    #8
    Taxation has everything to do with ethics if you believe in any kind of fair society.
     
  9. OLDCODGER macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2011
    Location:
    Lucky Country
    #9
    Define "fair".

    To me, "fair" means that I spend what I earn - not having it taken from me to benefit strangers.

    And there is no such thing as "society" - only population.
     
  10. 960design macrumors 68030

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2012
    Location:
    Destin, FL
    #10
    I take my house tax deduction, I do not have to, but I do. I mailed in the rebate for a new A/C, did not have to, but did. Is it immoral to save money? Not at all.

    Change the rules (aka rule makers ), stop complaining about those that follow them.
     
  11. iBrooker macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2016
    Location:
    Wales
    #11
    It's nowhere near the same.

    I can fully understand those who want to save a few hundred (or even thousand) here or there. Or those who are on the lowest rung of society, claim benefits while working at the same time to get a few extra quid. What I can't understand is those who have everything - more than they could ever spend in a lifetime - wanting to screw everyone else more and more and more. It's disgusting and it's not ok. Ugh.
     
  12. mkelly macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2007
    #12
  13. laz232 macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2016
    Location:
    At a café near you
    #13
    So you are a self-made person, that never benefited from public schools, roads, an army to keep you safe, government R&D money that effectively created the computers and the internet you use through military research? The government that provides schools to those less fortunate than you - self-made person -, that provides laws and a means to enforce them and redress in case there are those that seek to infringe on your rights or on the rights of those you hold dear?

    I doubt that.

    I run a business - I pay 25% corporate tax on my profits to my country. Apple should pay approximately the same. Not whatever piddling amount they do pay in practice, just because they're big enough to afford expensive lawyers and lobbyists and cheat (in name, if not in deed) their way out taxes. *Especially* not when Tim "hypocritical virtue signaller" Cook talks about Apple's "values"
     
  14. OLDCODGER macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2011
    Location:
    Lucky Country
    #14
    You're confusing "user pays" with "welfare". Paying for services that govt is supposed to be limited to is not the same as having my money going to strangers.
     
  15. Septembersrain Contributor

    Septembersrain

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2013
    Location:
    Texas
    #15
    So funny because their CEO will jump into any and all politics/social issues with a wonderful SJW attitude but yet they do this?

    Just like yelling at Qualcomm "You're charging too much!" while becoming a trillion dollar company.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page

16 November 6, 2017