After the United States technology colossus stated publicly in 2013 that it was paying its proper share of taxes, it moved the bulk of its untaxed overseas cash to the Channel Islands jurisdiction Jersey, the New York Times and BBC reported based on a once-secret cache of documents referred to as the Paradise Papers.
The documents, obtained by German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung, were reviewed by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), along with a number of publications, including the New York Times and the Guardian.
Leaked documents have revealed how Apple went shopping around for a tax haven in 2014. In fact, our payments to Ireland increased significantly and over the last three years we've paid $1.5 billion in tax there - 7 percent of all corporate income taxes paid in that country.
The findings, part of a leak of documents dubbed the "Paradise Papers", say the company chose the tiny island of Jersey in the English Channel to store its over $250 billion in cash.
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The company said in a statement: "The debate over Apple's taxes is not about how much we owe but where we owe it".
Mr Cook responded defiantly: "We pay all the taxes we owe, every single dollar".
Up until 2014, the tech company had been exploiting a loophole in tax laws in the USA and the Republic of Ireland known as the "double Irish".
But by setting up a perfectly legal zero percent corporate tax rate structure in the Isle of Jersey, a BBC analysis found that with Apple making $44.7 billion in 2017 foreign profits outside the USA, the company only paid $1.65 billion, or 4 percent, in foreign taxes.
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Peskov added: "Any accusation that has been put forward in some internal USA investigation against USA citizens has nothing to do with us".
"At Apple we follow the laws, and if the system changes we will comply". "We don't depend on tax gimmicks", he went on.
'It is not satisfactory for a foreign registered company to claim tax residence in Jersey without demonstrating a substance here.
Instead of paying Irish corporation tax of 12.5%, or the United States rate of 35%, its foreign tax payments rarely amounted to more than 5 % of its foreign profits - and dipped below 2% in some years. The taxes it pays to countries around the world are based on that principle.
It alleges that Apple lawyers sent a questionnaire to the offshore finance firm Appleby, seeking to discover what tax havens like the British Virgin Islands, Bermuda, the Cayman Islands, Mauritius, the Isle of Man, Jersey and Guernsey could do for Apple.
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Apple paid nearly no tax on earnings of more than $100bn over four years, US Senator Carl Levin and former presidential candidate John McCain claimed, although Apple mounted a strong defence. The tax-avoidance scheme involved allegedly transferring tech patent portfolios to Ireland; then allegedly using Irish and Dutch subsidiaries in the Caribbean to shift profits to low-tax jurisdictions; and then allegedly moving those profits on to virtually "no tax" jurisdictions.