Tax Overhaul Could Prompt Apple to Bring Cash Back to U.S.

The U.S. Republican tax overhaul passed by Congress will allow Apple Inc. to bring back its $252.3 billion foreign cash pile without a major tax hit -- a long-standing company goal. But not everything went the company’s way. A critical difference between the Senate version of the bill and the final version could actually raise the amount of cash taxes that Apple pays on profits from patents held abroad, tax experts said.