Apple (AAPL -2.2%) responds to a weekend NYT column noting its low overall tax rate. The company...

|About: Apple Inc. (AAPL)|By:, SA News Editor

Apple (AAPL -2.2%) responds to a weekend NYT column noting its low overall tax rate. The company touts its U.S. job-creation efforts and charitable donations, and says it has paid $5B in federal and state taxes over the first half of FY12. Jay Yarow isn't impressed, pointing out Apple includes UPS positions among the jobs it has created, and that its payment figures are inflated by taxes withheld from employees.