US corporate giants, such as Apple, General Electric, and Microsoft are hidden nearly $1.4 trillion in dozens of offshore tax havens. That is $1,400,000,000,000.
The companies also used more than 1,600 subsidiaries in tax havens to hoard and move money around outside the reach of fiscal authorities. At the same time, the corporations keep on taking benefits from government support in their home countries paid by taxpayers.
The huge profits that major corporations have reported they are holding offshore, partly because of the high taxes they say they would have to pay for shifting the profits back to the US.