Even though it made billions selling devices in the New Zealand market, Apple paid nothing in taxes to the country during the past decade. It has seen $4.2 billion in sales since 2007 and nothing has been paid to New Zealand's Inland Revenue, which has led to complaints.
It is absolutely extraordinary that they are able to get away with paying zero tax in this country. I really like Apple products - they're incredibly innovative - but it looks like their tax department is even more innovative than their product designers, - James Shaw, co-leader, Green Party
Apple's financial information reveals it did pay $37 million in income taxes, but that was to Australia's Tax Office based on an agreement dating back to at least 2007.
If the company's revenue was accounted for in such a way that it owed taxes in New Zealand, the bill could have been around $356 million.
Apple aims to be a force for good and we're proud of the contributions we've made in New Zealand over the past decade. Because our products and services are created, designed and engineered in the US, that's where the vast majority of our tax is paid, - Apple
The company has been paying its taxes in Australia since that's where its New Zealand operations are based.