Wrong. Completely, absolutely, totally wrong.
The US government has absolutely no dominion over money earned and kept overseas. They only gain dominion at the time that it's brought into the US.
Once again, if you can't understand even that very simple concept, you have no business discussing the matter.
I did not make any numerical claims, because I simply don't care about the exact savings Apple derives from its Double Irish with Dutch sandwich (or whatever the currently optimal scheme is). My only point was to point out that the scheme described by Frood is not only plausible, but in fact used by Apple (and not only Apple), as described by the New York Times (which you probably think is another one of Samsung's stooges). Just as your greek chorus anantksundaram, you try to divert the discussion into peripheral technicalities to avoid facing the main point -- since you are not quite as rude as him (that is quite a high bar to clear), I am responding to your post, and not his.
Frood is the one who made the original fraudulent claim that Apple pays only 2% taxes on its US income.
I pointed out that he was wrong (in that and many other things) and gave the correct figure - which is more like 25-30%.
You then chimed in with an article that says Apple pays 2% on its NON-US income and told me that disproved my statement.
Clearly, you're wrong. Paying 2% on non-US income does not mean that they paid 2% on US income.