Enlarge / The US Supreme Court building in Washington, DC. (credit: Getty Images | Mike Kline) State governments may require online retailers to collect sales taxes even in states where the retailers have no physical presence, the US Supreme Court ruled in a decision issued today. The 5-4 ruling could clear the way for more […]
At the yearly shareholder meeting, CEO Cook says mobile payments haven’t taken off like he thought they would. He also says wearables are booming.
The European Commission under Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager definitely means business. Today it issued not one but two notices related to ongoing investigations of tech giants Apple and Amazon and how they are not paying what is due in taxes. The result is a doozy. The EC says that Ireland has failed to collect up to €13 […]
Americans generally feel they’re being over-taxed, especially around this time of the year. But is that really true? An article on Bloomberg investigates: The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development analyzed how 35 countries tax wage-earners, making it possible to compare tax burdens across the world’s biggest economies. Each year, the OECD measures what it […]
Enlarge / A customer in Apple’s store in Auckland, New Zealand, in 2010. A report by a major New Zealand newspaper found Apple hasn’t paid any taxes in New Zealand. (credit: Brendon O’Hagan / AFP / Getty Images) The big technology story in New Zealand this weekend is about Apple’s tax bill. Or rather, the […]
Enlarge (credit: Jeremy Brooks) Wealth inequality has increased over the last several decades, as the gap between the rich and the poor has become wider. There are a number of possible policy approaches to limiting that gap, but they haven’t drawn much support. You might think that if wealthy people had more regular exposure to poor […]
The actor and comedian has also teased a database that he claims contains ‘The Apprentice’ outtakes that don’t portray the President-elect in a good light.
Einstein was wrong, reignited theory suggests Einstein was incorrect about the speed of light being a fixed constant in our universe, a new theory suggests. A team of physicists are backing an idea that the speed of light is not constant and have made a prediction that can be tested.…
The EU’s coming for your government, froths tech titan Apple’s chief executive Tim Cook has claimed that the European Commission made up its claims about the business’ tax payments in Ireland.…