Apple may face a new tax based the number of Cupertino employees

The hometown of Apple, Cupertino, is studying the possibilities of taxing large companies based the size of the workforce.

According to the SF Chricle Cupertino is looking to make a proposal similar to that of Mountain View, California, which would reap about $ 5.4 milli from giants such as Google. Cupertino is currently questiing residents about the new tax proposal and how it should be spent.

Apple did not immediately return a request for comment. The company has more than 25,000 employees in the Bay Area. The specific figures for Cupertino – where he is by far the largest employer – were not available.

However, Cupertino is not the ly city to explore. Seattle, the hometown of Amaz, was csidering a similar proposal that would cost $ 275 per employee for companies that earn at least $ 20 milli a year last week.

Mountain View, Google's hometown, plans to take similar steps. count the taxes at $ 10 milli, where Google will pay ly half, if the city could use the revenue for transportati and housing.

For Cupertino and Mountain View, city councils will have to approve the article for the poll, then it will be up to voters to decide.

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