Apple is repatriating billions to the U.S. due to the Trump tax cut plan. Another win for the president. They also plan on creating 20,000 new jobs and will give out bonuses to employees.
— FOX Business (@FoxBusiness) January 17, 2018
Bonuses for employees:
JUST IN: Apple will give employees a bonus of $2500 in restricted stock units due to the new tax reform law – CNBC
— Breaking News Feed (@pzf) January 17, 2018
Apple on Wednesday made a slew of announcements about its investment in and contribution to the U.S. economy in part because of the new tax law.
The headline from Apple is that it will make a $350 billion “contribution” to the U.S. economy over the next five years, although it’s unclear exactly how the company came to that number.
The company also promised to create 20,000 new jobs and open a new campus.
It said it expects to pay about $38 billion in taxes for the horde of cash it plans to bring back to the United States. This implies it will repatriate virtually all of its $250 billion in overseas cash.
Apple also said it will spend over $30 billion in capital expenditures over the next five years. About $10 billion in capital expenditures will be investments in U.S. data centers, the company said.
Apple added that it will spend $5 billion as part of an innovation fund, up from the $1 billion CEO Tim Cook announced last year on CNBC’s “Mad Money.”
The job creation will include direct employment and also suppliers and its app business, which it had already planned to grow substantially (app developers earned $26.5 billion in 2017.) The new campus will focus on customer support.
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