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AdyB was right it is a 583% return.
Some have mentioned this already, but maybe not as clearly, and the article also isn't clear. This is not cash being paid out by Austin to Apple. Apple is not receiving any money from the city (not sure about the other deals mentioned about the county and state). This deal is a reduction in future taxes that Apple would normally have to pay. If Austin didn't want to do it they would have the same amount of money in the near term, but less jobs. However by giving the...
Exactly. This is EU-wide policy. It's why 11 other EU countries have made formal complaints to Apple within the last week about the same issue of advertising AppleCare as including a 2nd year of warranty when Apple already must provide it with purchase.
If as a US citizen you spent all of 2011 living and working in a foreign country (doesn't matter which foreign country it is) the first $95,100 of your salary is exempt from US income tax. You will pay local income taxes in the country where you reside and work as you should. Is that a good enough tax break for you? At least try to be informed, do a Google search for US foreign earned income tax exemption. - http://www.irs.gov/businesses/small/...=97130,00.html
Also interesting that it's such a nebulous phrase. No one will ever say what the "fair share" really is or explain why that amount is fair. I don't fit any criteria for a definition above middle class, but I think the anti-wealthy & anti-business rhetoric in the US these days is such shallow nonsense.
No, Bruce, that's not how it works for Toyota or basically all other countries' multinational companies. For nearly all the rest of the world profits are taxed in the country they are earned and that's all. The US on the other hand wants to take money from already taxed profits earned in other countries. Even European governments with huge social systems that require crazy amounts of tax dollars to prop up don't try to steal money their nation's companies on the profits...
Why would they put out the press release before the conference call? What is the advantage in stealing Cook and Openheimer's thunder? I'm happy with the regular dividend. Interesting that the buyback is merely going to neutralize the internal stock options and grants.
I would imagine that there are at least a few people who have Apple shares from before the economic crisis. Maybe they were laid off and found much lower paying work (or no work) that puts them in the lower brackets now. Great for them to be able to sell their shares and avoid taxes. Also there are millions of Americans working outside of America (most for American companies) and the first $97,000 of foreign earned income is nontaxable by the IRS. Sure many of them are...
My understanding was that long term capitol gains tax for the lowest two income tax brackets remains at 0% in 2012 as it has been since 2008. While that may not mean much for most investors, there are some people with limited income who are smart enough to still put some aside for investing.
Realistically the only two options are buy back or dividend at this point, right? They wouldn't hold a press conference if they were just going to let the cash pile keep growing. Good thing I bought a few more shares in my Roth IRA and my sons college fund on Friday.
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