If you got a letter saying you owed a buck and a quarter in taxes
Apple's cash after you remove current debt is roughly $200 billion (conservative estimate as they have over $50 billion in debts).
!4 billion in Euros is roughly $14,814,100,000 billion US, or almost fifteen billion...
That means that what the E.U. is asking for is 7.5% of Apple's cash. I don't know how much you make but I assure you that in my case 7.5% of my house and savings comes to quite a lot more than $1.25, and in fact I would be taking that up with the tax court if I felt they were wrong.
Regardless, you're on Slashdot shilling for your favorite consumer electronics company.
It's a new definition of shilling to claim that fighting injustices is equal to promoting a company. I'm not promoting Apple - I'm saying what the E.U. is doing is theft, and would say the same thing about any company the E.U. s trying to illegally steal money from.
Look, they know they're tax cheats.
You "know" that, but then you know so many things that are not so...
Let it go, man. Let it go.
That is what I'm advising the E.U. to do. And you; why do you care about what the E.U. and Apple are doing in Europe? I am interested because I have a small financial interest, I own some Apple stock (big surprise). But what is YOUR deal that you care so much to post so fervently on the topic? That is super creepy man.
P.S. by your own argument you cannot care that I own Apple stock, because the amount you claim is so little it would have no effect on Apple cash and therefore share price to give it up, right? Ha! We'll see your tune change soon enough I'm sure.