Apple CEO Tim Cook goes before a Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations to testify on Apple’s offshore tax practices.
The hearing will also feature two additional panels with treasury department officials and tax law academics. While watching the anticipated theatrics of the generally shameless politicians, keep in mind that the U.S. Senate investigation found no evidence that Apple did anything illegal in avoiding taxes.
According to The Associated Press, the subcommittee’s inquiry and hearing are intended to shine a light on “offshore tax-avoidance tactics” by Apple, Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich said at a news conference Monday with Sen. John McCain of Arizona, the panel’s senior Republican. Companies’ use of such loopholes has the effect of raising the taxes of ordinary Americans and increasing the federal deficit, he said.
MacDailyNews Take: “Don’t look at the profligate federal spending for which I and my colleagues are responsible, of course. Look over here, instead.”
C-SPAN will carry the coverage live online and on their broadcast channels today:
May 21 at 9:30 AM – C-SPAN11 (4 hr, 30 min)
May 21 at 10:35 AM – C-SPAN (1 hr, 25 min)
The hearing is scheduled to begin at 9:30am EDT here.
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