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Tim Cook Calls Apple Tax Evasion Claims 'Total Political Crap'

"Apple pays every tax dollar we owe," Cook tells "60 Minutes."

Asa Mathat

Tim Cook doesn’t often lose his cool, but he got surprisingly riled up while discussing claims that Apple is doing its best to avoid paying taxes on overseas earnings during an interview with “60 Minutes'” Charlie Rose. “That is total political crap,” Cook says. “There’s no truth behind it. Apple pays every tax dollar we owe.”

Rose was pressing Cook on why Apple leaves billions of dollars overseas, more “probably than any other American company,” Rose notes. Cook was questioned on this matter two years ago in front of Congress, and he repeats a lot of the points that he made back then: Namely, that he thinks it costs too much to bring money back to the U.S.

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