An array of items used in Apple’s food and beverage business include chocolate, coffee, ice cream, wine and wine glasses.
Apple said on Monday that its annual revenue for the fiscal year ended Sept. 30 was $9.2 billion, or more than 60 percent of the company’s total revenue.
The company said the tax bill was less than half of that, or $1,9 billion, because of a $2.3 billion tax refund and a $700 million gain in deferred tax assets.
The $700-million gain is a large chunk of that.
But the $1 billion in tax savings was more than half.
Apple sold $1 trillion worth of candy in the fiscal period, up from $600 million a year earlier.
That includes $1 million worth of Apple products sold at Wal-Mart stores.
Apple did not provide a breakdown of the total sales.
Sales of candy at the discount chain increased 20 percent to $1bn in the quarter ended Sept, 30.
The holiday season is traditionally a big year for Apple because it sells a lot of iPhones and iPads.
Apple also reported a loss for the full fiscal year ending June 30, down from a profit of $1.,088 million.
The sales tax bill for the year was less because of the tax refund.
The tax credit for the refund was $1 per $1 of sales.
That’s not a big increase from the $4.40 per $10 of sales that was paid in fiscal 2015.
Apple’s revenue for fiscal 2016 was $23.7 billion, down 14.2 percent from fiscal 2015, but up 17.6 percent from the year before.
Apple will get $2 billion in the tax break for fiscal 2020, according to the company.
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