March 13, 2017

Investopedia: How Fortune 500 Companies Avoid Paying Income Tax

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The Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP), in a recent study, found that over the eight-year period from 2008 to 2015, 258 profitable Fortune 500 companies paid an average effective federal income tax rate of 21.2%. Over that same period, exactly 18 companies, including General Electric, International Paper, and PG&E Corp., avoided paying a single penny of federal income tax.