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View Diary: Boycott Apple, Tax Dodger? (48 comments)

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  •  Already the case. (3+ / 0-)

    Products imported by Apple or Samsung or whomever are assessed import duties in the US and elsewhere.

    In fact, they are taxed multiple times depending on where they are made and consumed, such as:

    - Local taxes on component parts sold to Apple, some of which are manufactured in the USA (I know it will come as a surprise to some)

    - Local taxes on manufacturing services in the country they are assembled in and exported from

    - Import duties in consuming countries

    - Local taxes on sales (why it's important to tax internet purchases consumers use to dodge taxes)

    Why Apple and their competitors use tax havens is to minimize taxes and maximize profits. Changing that requires changing tax laws to adjust for the reality of globalization.

    I wonder how many American Kos members don't take the tax deductions they can and don't ever by products from out of state on the internet (because "I got a better price")?  Should we boycott them?

    Laws need to change. Not going to happen soon.

    400ppm : what about my daughter's future?

    by koNko on Mon May 20, 2013 at 06:10:23 PM PDT

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