Paradise Papers: Dear Tim Cook


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But what unsettles me the most is the way in which Apple instructed a law firm to obtain an “official assurance of tax exemption” from the government of a country. Why do you want that? Why do you feel entitled to not pay any taxes in a country? Did you want to make zero-tax status a precondition for establishing tax residency there? What gives you the right to do so?
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7 days ago by iagor
You don’t know me, but I know you. Not personally, but from TV, livestreams of your appearances in Cupertino as you unveiled the next iPhone, and of course, from my organization’s newspaper and its website.
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8 days ago by cronco
That's hardcore... "Dear Tim Cook" -> ... and the problem is that the editor nails it.
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10 days ago by nielsk
Dear Tim Cook
An open letter to Apple's CEO from the Süddeutsche Zeitung's editor-in-chief.
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12 days ago by ndkv
An open letter to Apple's CEO from the Süddeutsche Zeitung's editor-in-chief.
By Wolfgang Krach - 07. November 2017
Dear Tim Cook,
You don’t know me, but I know you. Not personally, but from TV, livestreams of your appearances in Cupertino as you unveiled the next iPhone, and of course, from my organization’s newspaper and its website. I am the editor-in-chief of the Süddeutsche Zeitung, Germany’s leading daily and the outlet that obtained the Panama Papers and later the Paradise Papers, which we continue to analyze and report on with colleagues from the New York Times, the Guardian, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) and nearly 100 other media organizations.
Yours is one of the most famous and prestigious companies on the planet. Its products are outstanding. The iPhone not only changed the world, it did so faster than virtually any other technological innovation in history. Apple is adored by millions and has achieved cult status. Personally, I have had an iPhone for 10 years. My fingers brush across my iPad every day. At home, a MacBook awaits. If everyone in our newsroom had their choice of work computer and smartphone, I’m confident most people would opt for an Apple device.
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12 days ago by rgl7194
I think I’m done with buying Apple stuff.
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12 days ago by saikofish
The editor-in-chief of the Süddeutsche Zeitung writes an open letter to the CEO of Apple.
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13 days ago by tonyshannon
Public filings reveal that between 2010 and 2017, on average, Apple generated two-thirds of its profits outside the U.S. Evidently, it earned $41.1 billion in 2016 and $44.7 billion in 2017. What these filings also show is that since 2010, Apple’s foreign-earned income has been taxed at a rate of between 1 and 7 percent. Mr. Cook, do you believe this comports with the “moral responsibility” you have advocated? Such “tax optimization” – albeit legal – is only possible because specialized law firms such as Appleby devise complex company structures inaccessible to most other firms. Skilled workers, small business owners and employees in most countries outside the U.S., many of whom surely use Apple products, don’t have the means to shirk ordinary taxes.
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13 days ago by leolaporte
The editor-in-chief of the Süddeutsche Zeitung writes an open letter to the CEO of Apple.
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13 days ago by mjhagen
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13 days ago by 1l2p
RT : Paradise Papers: Dear Tim Cook
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13 days ago by sfermigier
You don’t know me, but I know you. Not personally, but from TV, livestreams of your appearances in Cupertino as you unveiled the next iPhone, and of course, from my organization’s newspaper and its website.
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13 days ago by plouf
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13 days ago by holtwick
Paradise Papers: Dear Tim Cook
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13 days ago by demon386
The editor-in-chief of the Süddeutsche Zeitung writes an open letter to the CEO of Apple.
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14 days ago by meerestier