Just look at the quarterly report. I will make it easier on you, go to google finance, select aapl and goog. Select each one and go to financials. See the last quarter:
Name, Income before tax, income after tax:
Goog 4,047.00, 3,381.00 tax rate: 16.4%
Aapl. 17,709.00, 13,072.00 tax rate; 26.2%
Tell me were i am wrong. Compare to msft
Msft 7,878.00 6,558.00 tax rate: 16.75%
Yet apple is vilified. Every news about tax avoidance is about apple. Again, tell me were aim wrong.
They paid 26% or just acknowledged the possible tax obligation? As I recall taxes serve as the justification for leaving (moving?) the bulk of their profits overseas to various tax havens just to avoid them. And no Google doesn't operate any differently AFAIK, nor probably MSFT.