OREANDA-NEWS. April 25, 2016. The Apple co-founder outlined in an interview Friday on BBC Radio 5 his belief that all companies, including Apple, should pay taxes in the same way as individuals.

"I don't like the idea that Apple might be not paying taxes the same way I do as a person," he said. "I pay over 50 percent of anything I make in taxes, and I believe that's part of life and you should do it."

When asked whether this included Apple, he responded: "Every company in the world should."

This is not a new issue. Back in 2013, Apple CEO Tim Cook testified before Congress, defending Apple's tax strategy following a Senate report that accused Apple of tax dodging. In December, Cook dismissed the notion that his company avoids paying taxes on overseas profits, calling it "political crap." Still, the company could soon be required to pay a hefty tax bill as part of an investigation by the European Union into its financial activities in Ireland.