It sounds to me like all these companies who claim global sales pay virtually no corporate tax, whereas (I’m guessing) a fully domestic company with no overseas concerns pays the nominal tax rate. If this is true, it is a huge unfair competitive trade issue that drastically hurts U.S. only companies. It’s also one of the reasons we have to keep borrowing money to pay our bills. The majority of the taxes being paid are citizens via paycheck and sales tax… well and companies that don’t try to fudge their way around tax liability.
For example, if there was a company making smartphones and tablets that did the entirety of their business in the U.S. would pay 35% tax rate, whereas Apple, pays only .01% by funneling it’s funds to Bermuda, then Ireland, then Netherlands (or some such mix).
So could a company take this to the next level and file unfair trade practices against Apple since there is no way a domestic only company could compete when right ff the bat there’s a 35% split in profit? Obviously we need to fix this so domestic only pays less and global companies pay more right?