Apple announces new U.S. investments, sees $38B of repatriation taxes

Apple announced a new set of investments “to build on its commitment to support the American economy and its workforce,” concentrated in three areas: direct employment by Apple, spending and investment with Apple’s domestic suppliers and manufacturers, and fueling the app economy. Apple said in a statement that it is already responsible for creating and supporting over 2M jobs across the United States. It expects “to generate even more jobs as a result of the initiatives being announced today.” Combining new investments and Apple’s current pace of spending with domestic suppliers and manufacturers, an estimated $55B for 2018, Apple’s direct contribution to the U.S. economy will be more than $350B over the next five years, not including Apple’s ongoing tax payments, the tax revenues generated from employees’ wages and the sale of Apple products. Planned capital expenditures in the U.S., investments in American manufacturing over five years and a record tax payment upon repatriation of overseas profits will account for approximately $75B of Apple’s direct contribution, the iPhone maker said. Apple anticipates repatriation tax payments of approximately $38B as required by recent changes to the tax law. The company expects to invest over $30B in capital expenditures in the U.S. over the next five years and create over 20,000 new jobs through hiring at existing campuses and opening a new one. Apple already employs 84,000 people in all 50 states. The company plans to establish an Apple campus in a new location, which will initially house technical support for customers. The location of this new facility will be announced later in the year. Today, Apple is breaking ground on a new facility in downtown Reno, which will support its existing Nevada facilities.

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