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Corporate Taxes

Alexander Eichler

Apple Pays Shockingly Low Corporate Tax Rate | Alexander Eichler | Posted 04.17.2012 | Business

How much of your income went to taxes this year? There's a decent chance Apple Inc. paid a smaller share. That's the contention of a report rele...

Tax Dodging Jeopardizes Society at Home and Abroad

Heather A. Lowe | Posted 06.17.2012 | Politics
Heather A. Lowe

American corporations make use of offshore tax havens and creative accounting techniques to legally avoid paying taxes in the United States, while still racking up record profits. The seriousness of the problem cannot be overstated.

The Rich Are Different From You and Me -- They Pay Lower Taxes

Bill Moyers | Posted 06.16.2012 | Politics
Bill Moyers

Corporate taxes today are at a 40-year-low -- even as the executive suites at big corporations have become throne rooms where the crown jewels wind up in the personal vault of the CEO.

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...

Last Week, Miami Prayed -- This Week, Carnival Cruiselines Has Got to Pay

Rev. Dr. R. Joaquin Willis | Posted 06.09.2012 | Miami
Rev. Dr. R. Joaquin Willis

Carnival Cruise Lines, who made over $11 billion in profits in the last five years, paid just 1% of their profits in taxes. This while one of the largest public hospitals in the South East is laying off thousand of employees.

Do You Really Think Your Vote Counts?

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 06.02.2012 | Small Business
Lloyd Chapman

Today, it doesn't really matter who the President is or who is in Congress because big corporations run our government.

Senator On Corporate Tax Rate: 'This Isn't An April Fool's Day Joke'

Reuters | Posted 05.30.2012 | Business

* Japan's corporate tax rate dropping to 38.01 pct on Sunday * Combined U.S. 39.2 pct rate will be developed world's highest ...

A Grown-Up Conversation About the Corporate Tax

Martin Sullivan | Posted 05.29.2012 | Politics
Martin Sullivan

Higher corporate taxes do not reduce corporate capital formation. They shift it abroad. The result is domestic job losses and lower domestic wages.

We Should Raise Corporate Taxes (Not Lower Them)

Harlan Green | Posted 05.21.2012 | Business
Harlan Green

Raising corporate taxes -- or closing all the loopholes -- is a first step if we want to create a sustainable recovery, rather than more busted bubbles.

Zach Carter

CEOs Embrace Tax Hike Plans Rejected By Paul Ryan | Zach Carter | Posted 03.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A powerful coalition of corporate executives on Wednesday praised a deficit reduction plan that has long been maligned by GOP leaders fo...

Corporate Tax Rate Hits Ten-Year Low

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 03.05.2012 | Business

Nobody likes tax time. But for many companies, that annual burden is getting a lot lighter. Corporations are enjoying not only record profits, but ...

In The Public Interest : Could Obama's Business Tax Reform Realize Its Potential?

Phineas Baxandall | Posted 05.01.2012 | Politics
Phineas Baxandall

The much anticipated corporate tax reform framework released last week by President Obama hit the right notes but lacked the details to know if it can fully realize it's potential.

Alexander Eichler

General Electric Paid A Tiny, Tiny Tax Rate This Decade | Alexander Eichler | Posted 03.18.2013 | Business

General Electric again finds itself the focus of a politically-charged battle over corporate taxes. A new analysis of the mega-corporation's tax f...

Warren Buffett: High Corporate Taxes Are An American 'Myth'

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 02.27.2012 | Business

Corporations, like the rich, aren't paying their fair share in taxes, billionaire investor Warren Buffett told CNBC on Monday. Even while enjoying...

We've All Got an Itch to Scratch

Del Phillips | Posted 04.25.2012 | Chicago
Del Phillips

It's time to play hardball (and not with Chris Matthews). If we, the tax payers, are going to scratch the back of corporations by taking on more of the burden they will not be paying, they need to scratch ours.

Dan Froomkin

Who Loses Big In Obama's Tax Plan? | Dan Froomkin | Posted 02.23.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Every one of the dozens of corporate tax loopholes and subsidies that President Barack Obama announced this week he'd like to expunge ha...

Zach Carter

Obama To Fix Bush Tax Loophole, Help U.S. Manufacturing | Zach Carter | Posted 02.23.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration's corporate tax rate overhaul received lukewarm reviews from economists for its promise of explicit corporate p...

The President's Corporate Tax Reform Message: Say What?

Robert L. Borosage | Posted 04.24.2012 | Politics
Robert L. Borosage

We have a debate between the right -- Republicans like Mitt Romney who would cut corporate taxes and ask them to pay less -- and a business-friendly, centrist president who won't call on corporations to pay more. "Fair share?" -- not so much.

Google Goggles: Seven And A Half Things To Know

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 02.23.2012 | Business

There are 17 different things a guy can do when he lies to give him away, but there are only seven and a half things you need to know today. Here they...

Zach Carter

Obama, Romney Propose Surprisingly Similar Corporate Cuts | Zach Carter | Posted 03.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney have begun a new form of competition: proposing corporate tax cut plans that they claim, wrongly,...

Obama Tax Plan Would Raise Taxes On Investment Managers

The Huffington Post | D.M. Levine | Posted 02.22.2012 | Business

Part of the tax proposal announced by the Obama administration on Wednesday would shut down a controversial loophole that allows hedge fund managers a...

Corporate Tax Rates Effectively Already Below Obama's Proposed Level

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 02.22.2012 | Business

President Obama hopes to bring change to a loophole-ridden corporate tax code that allows potential tax dollars to slip through the cracks. In exchang...

Cracking The Tax Code: Seven And A Half Things To Know

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 02.22.2012 | Business

Thing One: Cracking The Tax Code: President Obama will try to swipe the political football away from his GOP rivals today by proposing a tax cut for c...

Obama's Proposed Minimum Tax on Foreign Earnings

Robert Pozen | Posted 04.21.2012 | Politics
Robert Pozen

If properly designed, the president's minimum tax could substantially improve the current system of taxing foreign profits of U.S. multinational corporations -- by both raising revenues and encouraging domestic investments.