In an interview with Politico, Apple CEO Tim Cook defends Apple's tax practices and reveals details about his company's plans to build a Mac on US soil.

Read next: Does Apple pay tax? | Why doesn't Apple pay more tax: Complete guide to Apple's tax affairs

Politico suggests that, coming just before the meeting with the US Senate, the rare interview hints that Washington's attention has got Apple nervous.

Cook told Politico: "I can tell you unequivocally Apple does not funnel its domestic profits overseas."

"We don't do that. We pay taxes on all the products we sell in the US, and we pay every dollar that we owe. And so I'd like to be really clear on that," he added.

Cook also revealed details about the Mac he has promised to manufacturer in the USA.

The American Mac will be "a new version of a current Mac product," he said.

And it won't just be a collection of parts shipped from overseas, as multiple pieces will come from Arizona, Florida, Illinois, Kentucky and Texas, according to Cook.

Timing of the news isn't coincidental – Cook will be defending Apple's tax practices in front of a Senate committee next Tuesday.

Follow Karen Haslam on Twitter / Follow MacworldUK on Twitter 


Apple CEO to face Senate in tax grilling

Apple responds to tax dodging report claims

Investors throw $52 billion at Apple, are Apple bonds a good investment?

Apple's 'tax avoidance' days may be numbered

Apple responds to tax dodging report claims

Claims of Apple's tax dodging are untrue

US senator 'livid' about Apple's 'tax dodging'

Apple accused of 'tax dodging' in Britain