Huffpost Business

How Much Big Corporations Pay In Taxes [GRAPHIC]

Posted: Updated:

Earlier this year, General Electric came under intense scrutiny after a New York Times piece alleged the corporation, whose CEO heads Obama's jobs council, paid no income taxes last year .

The claim was later refuted by ProPublica, but not after the company decided to aggressively defend its image, even creating the Twitter account @GEPublicAffairs. Yet the central question remained: how much do these corporations hand over to the U.S. government?

The below infographic from makes clear how much -- or little -- corporations actually pay on the billions they pull in each year. Some rates, like that of Exxon's, remain quite high. Others, such as GE, while paying more than nothing, still pay taxes at inarguably low rates.

Click on's graphic to see the enlarged version, or other graphics:

Suggest a correction

Around the Web

The Paradox of Corporate Taxes in America -

10 Facts About Corporate Taxes That Will Make Your Blood Boil

Tax Information For Corporations

Biggest Corporate Tax Cheats, From General Electric to Google to ...

Top US Republican to outline corporate tax plan

Chicago Protesters Discuss Possible Corporate Tax Cut