Apple Avoided Billions in Taxes

It really was too good to be true. A Senate investigation unveiled Monday showed that between 2009 and 2012, Apple sheltered over $74 billion in profits from U.S. tax collectors by creating subsidiaries in Ireland. The investigation revealed that on $30 billion of that amount, Apple paid no taxes, and on $22 billion it paid a rate of 0.05 percent (compared to U.S. rate of 35 percent). Apple CEO Tim Cook as well as other executives will testify Tuesday morning before the Senate, and argue that Apple is not breaking any tax laws, and that the money saved goes to research and development.