Apple Blames TurboTax Software for $44 Billion Tax Avoidance

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CUPERTINO, Calif. — Apple CEO Tim Cook today responded to a Senate investigation that found that the multinational tech giant used offshore accounts and “tax gimmicks” to shelter $44 billion in taxable income between 2009 and 2012. In a press release, Cook placed much of the blame on the TurboTax software, with which the corporation filed its returns—a “shoddy, piece of crap”…