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Corporate Tax Rates

This Study Shows How Low Corporate America's Taxes Really Are

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 04.13.2016 | Business

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) requested the Government Accountability Office study. The presidential hopeful said the findings reveal that "there is s...

Carl Icahn's $150 Million Threat: Cut Corporate Taxes Or Face My Super PAC

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.21.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Billionaire activist investor Carl Icahn issued a $150 million threat to Congress on Wednesday: pass legislation slashing corporate tax ...

The Hypocrisy of 'Pro-Life' and the GOP

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 05.19.2016 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

In actuality, the GOP conducts itself as a party that stands for life until birth; then one is left to fend for oneself.

Ben Hallman

This Map Basically Demolishes GOP's Tax Stance | Ben Hallman | Posted 03.19.2014 | Business

As everyone knows, Southern politicians despise taxes more than just about anything -- except perhaps cornbread with sugar, or iced tea without. T...

The Three Biggest Lies About Why Corporate Taxes Should Be Lowered

Robert Reich | Posted 10.05.2013 | Business
Robert Reich

Instead of spending August on the beach, corporate lobbyists are readying arguments for when Congress returns in September about why corporate taxes should be lowered. But they're lies. You need to know why so you can spread the truth.

U.S. Companies Pay Just A Third Of The Legal Tax Rate: GAO Study

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 07.02.2013 | Business

Big, profitable U.S. companies paid an average federal tax rate of less than 13 percent in 2010, according to a new study -- or about a third of the s...

Mark Gongloff

U.S. Companies Lobbying Furiously To Save Tax Loopholes | Mark Gongloff | Posted 06.18.2013 | Business

Corporate America worked hard to build massive loopholes into the tax code for itself, and by golly it is working just as hard to keep them. U.S. c...

Lowering Corporate Tax Rate Likely WON'T Help The Economy

The Huffington Post | Caroline Fairchild | Posted 06.05.2013 | Business

Apple and Google are among the many corporations to have argued that America's high corporate tax rates discourage companies from bringing offshore pr...

Mark Gongloff

The 1 Chart That Reveals Just How Grossly Unfair The U.S. Tax System Has Become | Mark Gongloff | Posted 05.23.2013 | Business

Apple CEO Tim Cook waved a magic wand in front of America on Tuesday, vanishing our outrage over how shamelessly companies avoid paying taxes, leaving...

A Half Century Never Looked So Old

Claire Buchan Parker | Posted 06.10.2013 | Politics
Claire Buchan Parker

It has been more than 50 years since the United States updated its international tax system. In that half century, the world has changed dramatically. Is it any wonder then, why there is a growing frustration that the system doesn't work?

17 Companies Pressuring Congress To Cut Corporate Tax Rates

The Huffington Post | Posted 04.02.2013 | Business

Many big companies are complaining about their tax bills again, but some of them appear to not be paying all that much to begin with. The top leade...

REVEALED: Huge Drop In Amount Of Profits Corporations Pay In Taxes | Posted 05.27.2013 | Business

Procter & Gamble, the Cincinnati-based company behind Pampers diapers and Tide detergent, reported a federal tax burden in 1969 that was 40 percent of...

Ben Hallman

Made In America: How Corporate Lobbyists Manufactured A $100 Billion Tax Break | Ben Hallman | Posted 02.16.2013 | Business

Starbucks had already mastered the art of doing business on multiple continents as it grew from a niche coffee retailer in Seattle into a global brand...

Facebook Uses 'Double Irish' Dodge To Pay Less Than 1 Percent In Foreign Taxes

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 04.22.2013 | Business

Social media giant Facebook is the latest American corporation to use its offshore entities as a way to dodge the taxman, paying only a 0.3 percent ta...

Mark Gongloff

Report: Corporations' Overseas Profit Stash Could Erase Fiscal Cliff | Mark Gongloff | Posted 12.14.2012 | Business

While Washington freaks out about the budget deficit, a corporate money mountain matches the $1.6 trillion President Obama wants in tax hikes. Theoret...

CEOs' Least Favorite Tax Breaks

Reuters | Posted 01.16.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON, Nov 16 (Reuters) - Business executives in a survey released this week named three corporate tax breaks they would be willing to live wit...

The Presidential Debate We Really Need

Robert D. Atkinson, Ph.D. | Posted 12.22.2012 | Politics
Robert D. Atkinson, Ph.D.

While America has fallen behind and lost our game, it's still possible we can get back in the race and create the millions of well-paying jobs that come with winning. But only if Washington takes these challenges seriously and examines the global race closely.

Report: Companies Abandon U.S. To Avoid Taxes

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 08.29.2012 | Business

Taxes: If you only read the Wall Street Journal, you might think they are the biggest problem in America right now. The WSJ, for example, has run t...

Small Business Audits A Waste Of Time, Watchdog Says

Reuters | Posted 07.25.2012 | Small Business

(Reuters) - The U.S. Internal Revenue Service's watchdog criticized the agency for doing a high number of small business, "S-corporation" audits witho...

Luke Johnson

Corporations Reap Benefits Of Lobbying | Luke Johnson | Posted 04.17.2012 | Politics

The top eight companies that spent the most on federal lobbying from 2007 to 2009 all saw their reported tax rates decrease from 2007 to 2010, accordi...

The Facts About U.S. Corporate Taxes

Robert McIntyre | Posted 06.11.2012 | Politics
Robert McIntyre

You might have heard how the U.S. has just become "number one" in corporate taxation. But it's the highest on paper only. In practice, the true U.S. corporate tax rate is barely half of the 35 percent nominal rate.

The Corporations That Make Money Off Taxes

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 08.15.2012 | Business

Instead of giving money to the government, it turns out more than a few U.S. companies are actually making money off their income taxes. In a recen...

Corporate Tax Reform: Be Careful What You Wish For

Jared Bernstein | Posted 04.23.2012 | Business
Jared Bernstein

Pretty much every discussion of tax reform these days ends with an agreement that we need to broaden the base and lower the rates. Well, the White House today will release the broad outlines of a plan to do just that on the corporate side of the federal tax code.

Call the Republicans' Bluff on Jobs

Paul Abrams | Posted 11.07.2011 | Politics
Paul Abrams

There was virtually no job creation from the last profit repatriation and fewer jobs created under the Bush Administration's tax cuts for the wealthy and laissez faire regulatory policies than over any comparable post-World War II period.

Illinois CEO Warns He May Leave State In Response To Corporate Tax Hikes

The Huffington Post | Lila Shapiro | Posted 05.28.2011 | Business

Across the midwest, public workers have protested proposed cuts to benefits, pay, and collective bargaining rights. But in Illinois, one chief executi...