Family Finances There is another positive economic finding from the poll worries about job loss have dropped since last year. While 51 percent of Americans are concerned about someone in their household losing a job in the next year, that is down from 60 percent last May. Now, 47 percent are not concerned about that, up from 38 percent..
Bring 3 cups of water to a boil, stir in 3 cups instant rice, cover and remove from heat. Cook 2 3 minutes. If desired, add soy sauce to taste. It also said Brussels was using a different set of criteria to judge cases involving US companies, adding that potential penalties were “deeply troubling”. JP Morgan, an investment banker for Apple, has said the company could face a bill for $19bn (14.3bn) in a worst case scenario.Several companies including Apple, Amazon and Starbucks are under investigation by the European Commission over allegations of tax avoidance.Last year, the commission ruled that Starbucks and Fiat were given sweetheart tax deals in the Netherlands.The EU’s executive body said it was investigating whether Apple was given special tax benefits for setting up in Ireland that were not granted to other companies, potentially violating EU state aid rules.Reconsider actionsEarlier this year the US government publicly challenged the investigation by Brussels, accusing it of targeting US corporations.In its latest move, the Treasury Department asked Brussels to reconsider its actions against several US companies including Apple, Starbucks, and Amazon. It argued penalties for these firms could have broader repercussions for cross border taxation.”The investigations have global implications as well for the international tax system and the G20’s agenda to combat [tax avoidance] while improving tax certainty to fuel growth and investment,” Robert Stack, a Treasury Department deputy wrote in a blog on the agency’s website.He argued that a charge from the European Commission could be considered a foreign tax credit in the US a classification that could reduce the businesses’ tax bills in the US.The Treasury Department said it was continuing to “consider potential responses should the commission continue its present course”.In response the commission said it was trying to ensure EU law was applied equally to all companies operating in Europe.No selective treatmentApple has previously said that it had not had “any special tax deal with the Irish government”.”We have received no selective treatment from Irish officials,” the company has said.