AWT News Update: March 14, 2016

AWT News Update: March 14, 2016

Taxes, Android, Microsoft and Apple's geographic business units gain our attention today on a slightly longer than usual edition of the AWT News Update:

  • Apple and three other multinationals get skewered at a European Parliament hearing on Wednesday
  • iOS 9 is now installed on 79% of all iOS devices, so we take a look at how various flavors of Android are faring in terms of adoption
  • Microsoft today added features to Outlook for iOS that make the Apple Mail and Calendar apps look even more weak and low
  • Stats show that the Americas add the most to Apple's bottom line
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EC investigation into Apple tax arrangements in Ireland extended into 2016

EC investigation into Apple tax arrangements in Ireland extended into 2016

The Financial Times is reporting that an investigation into the legality of tax arrangements made between Ireland and Apple is continuing, with the European Commission looking for additional information on the deal from the Irish government. As a result, a ruling that was expected by the end of 2015 will not come until sometime next year.

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Apple, other tech companies pay more than 25 percent lower taxes abroad

Apple, other tech companies pay more than 25 percent lower taxes abroad

Tech companies, including Apple, Cisco Systems and Google, are still paying more than 25 percent lower rates abroad, continuing the trend from 2013, according to WalletHub’s S&P 100 Tax Rates report. The report provides an in-depth analysis of the 2014 rates at which S&P 100 companies — collectively worth more than $11 trillion as of Sept. 30 — are taxed at the state, federal and international levels.

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