Reply to post: Re: 15.5 percent and Apple Incentive

Make Apple, er, America Great Again: iGiant to bring home profits, pay $38bn in repatriation tax

Doctor Syntax Silver badge

Re: 15.5 percent and Apple Incentive

"So unless Apple guy want more USA designers, USA Apple campuses, USA Apple servers, or USA Apple buildings, there are little reasons they would bring all the profit back."

Surely all these things you list are expenses which would be set against tax. Paying out money in this way reduces profits on which the tax is due. The reason to bring back profits is to pay dividends. In the past Apple has borrowed money to pay dividends. Now they can repay those loans. They'll have time-shifted the tax liabilities on the profits distributed as dividends from the past, when the tax would have been higher, to the present.

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