Originally Posted by Hadron
@bobby: Google are getting a lot of tax questions too.
A recent study found only 2 of the FTSE 100 companies weren't operating subsidiaries in tax havens, and some were operating several hundred such outfits. It's a fair assumption that all big corporates are at this - this week's Apple story seems a particularly blatant and unapologetic case of shenanigans, but I wonder how common that trick is.
Anyway, slightly off the topic of competition by lawyer
I agree this is much more widespread than just Apple. Apple's blatant admission of the practice to congress and the publicity associated to the congressional hearing the other day, just brought the practice to a head. So it's not just Apple, for sure.