Profitable Giants Like Amazon Pay $0 in Corporate Taxes. Some Voters Are Sick of It

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Apr 30 16 Comments

What do you think? The NYT neglects to mention exactly why Amazon was able to pay zero taxes but it's easy to find online.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/29/us/politics/democrats-taxes-2020.html

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TOP 16 Comments
  • New / Eng Fo4jd7
    They provide much more value that the government.
    Apr 30 6
    • Southwest Airlines sjdjflsmdl
      So Amazon uses government maintained airspace, airports, roads, rail, power plants, and other infrastructure and gives you a derived value from that in the form of 2-day shipping and ecommerce in general. Yet according to you, they provide more value than the government...sure, keep thinking that. You sound like a hipster libertarian.
      Apr 30
    • New / Eng Fo4jd7
      People voluntarily pay for Amazon's services, that's how you know they provide more value.
      Apr 30
    • Southwest Airlines sjdjflsmdl
      I am glad we don't rely on volunteerism and donations to have a base foundation of modern civilized infrastructure. Please move to a country that offers this so that you can derive the most value for your money.
      Apr 30
    • New / Eng Fo4jd7
      We get it Southwest, you have a public elementary school level understanding of how society works.
      Apr 30
    • Southwest Airlines sjdjflsmdl
      Why don't you give me actual facts based on your superior thinking rather than posting vague niceties about "value." If you're going to call me elementary, at least speak like an educated high school student.
      Apr 30
    • Uber / Eng R2dswgt
      Someone working in southwest airlines of all places should really understand how the most efficient model is to provide the bare minimum and let the folks who want the extras pay additional for that.

      Rather than providing full service at a crappy level to everyone leaving nobody satisfied.
      Apr 30
  • Twitter Oomnj
    Corporate taxation is double taxation anyway. Why are we taxing corporate entities if we tax the actual people who get the income anyway?
    Apr 30 2
    • Amazon TRuc81
      Employee salaries come out of profit? Didn’t know this 🤔
      Apr 30
    • Microsoft HINs46
      Employee salaries don't, but capital gain and dividend do.
      May 1
  • Oracle droned
    But they employ hundreds of thousands (not to mention the possibly millions employed indirectly) who DO pay taxes. Amazon (and other companies) is the sum of its employees, not some evil amorphous entity that exists to just screw the public and those “precious” tax coffers that is largely wasted anyway.
    Apr 30 1
    • Barclays PLC blinder429
      Then, they should just abolish the law that allows corporate to pay taxes... Maybe, let corporate pay taxes and be no income tax
      Apr 30
  • Amazon TRuc81
    Apparently no one here knows basic accounting 😂
    Apr 30 0
  • Microsoft / Other poi3
    The strong do what they can. The weak suffer what they must.
    Apr 30 0
  • Apple castigator
    If you look at the financials Amazon doesn’t have a lot of net revenues. But they pay a lot in labor taxes and local taxes. So, that’s OK
    Apr 30 0
  • Microsoft
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    Corporate t*xes are evil
    Apr 30 0

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