What is criminal is that they are sitting on hundreds of billions in offshore accounts, huge wads of cash that they are not spending, not investing in, just sitting on presumably because they dont see any investments worth the risk of having to claim and pay taxes on.
Its just fucking sitting there though!
$13 billion is a tiny slice of that pie. They should do the needful and just pay it. What else are they going to do?
We are looking at an unprecedented drop in the value of money in the coming decade. Negative interest rates are coming because wealth hoarders like Apple keep playing these games in the increasingly obvious Post-Growth modern economy of tomorrow.
If they let it sit there, they are going to lose it unless they pay taxes now and invest it.