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bern2020 2 months
hey don't complain full blown capitalism in all its glory. no system is truly perfect. but it can be regulated.

Patricia Whitman 2 months
This is NOT fair to small businesses or to the tax payer!

Jackie MOD 2 months
one of the biggest reasons they paid so little in taxes (1.197 billion in 2018) is that they gave about half of their profits (5.4 billion) to their workers. All of their workers, not just the executives. that's something that should be commended, but meanwhile all of these reports cant seem to mention that despite the fact that it erased half of their tax liability. but it would be hard to call them the bad guy if you told people about that wouldnt it?

Miles O'Brien 2 months
MAGA!!!!!

zain qusair 2 months
Trickle down fuckonomics

Ed skelton 2 months
obligatory heart reaccs

DJ C. 2 months
I guess it’s all legal, doesn’t necessarily mean it’s right.

FoodNotBombs 2 months
stop buying from Amazon and their subsidiaries

david dindu 2 months
bezos supports the left for higher taxes to drive out his competition

david dindu 2 months
winning

liberty Ann 2 months
"Only the little people pay taxes."----Leona Helmsley
Notsurewewillsee 2 months
Which is why the top 50% of wage earners, pay 97% of all federal income taxes.

Notsurewewillsee 2 months
People are upset about things I’m guessing the majority don’t understand. Has anyone even liked at their annual report. Just a quick glance can see while they may not pay one portion of taxes doesn’t mean they aren’t paying anything. I mean in 2017 they leased over 200k sq ft of space. That isn’t cheap and I assure they are paying the property taxes on that area indirectly. Not to mention if Amazon were to say screw it to the US, how many jobs would be lost, which means even less taxes for the government. There is more that I could say, but I doubt most care enough to actually research when it is easier to be outraged.

The Red Jester (Lucus gentile) 2 months
Sounds about right if you do the leg work. By the way this can happen for anyone if you put in the leg work but you know it's easier if you use a bunch of accountants or if you study accounting which is free for personal study and use.

Eric Fossum 2 months
Amazon exploited loopholes in the tax code. Most people do that, some are better than others and companies invest a lot to gain from these loopholes. Amazon sucks, but there is nothing corrupt about it.

Mr. A 2 months
Too bad every company didn't have to pay taxes at same rate as Amazon. Since Amazon gets a tax break, maybe they can use that money to pay & compensate their workers more fairly.
liberty Ann 2 months
They could but they don't.
Notsurewewillsee 2 months
You are aware they have shareholders they have to please as well, right? It is a fine balance in growing your company while keeping the people who fund it happy. Whether the middle class likes it or not, when you work for a company, you are basically saying, you want the security of a paycheck vs the risk of investment. Because you take security, you end up with less, where as if you take the investment road, you can either, lose big or win big. So companies (that are smart and want to keep their companies going so they can give those secure paychecks) will ensure the shareholders are happy first.
flinx101 2 months
Amazon pays quite well so don't know what your talking about.

Eric M 2 months
isn't that special!

The First Man 2 months
How do I get in on this action? (If this is the IRS reading this, I am asking for a friend...)
Notsurewewillsee 2 months
You need to start a business and hire at least 5 people, however, start ups are very risky and will probably require you to work without any real pay or employees for the first 2-5 years. After that, payroll comes first, then growing the business and then if there is any left over you can buy bread for your family. There is a reason businesses get lots of tax credits because they have an insane mountain to climb to actually become profitable.
The First Man 2 months
I follow, and trust me, we’re on the same side, but Amazon isn’t a small biz anymore. No mountain to climb. They ARE the mountain...

Julian Collot 2 months
Good. Tax evasion is heroic
Nika D 2 months
If only it were not able to be used as a non competitive measure by the “big guys”. When the small and medium business owner can also avoid taxes and be on a level playing field, I’ll be all for it.

NPC #9273635 2 months
Thank God I don't think Bezos could afford it.
flinx101 2 months
I am not an expert on this, but I am pretty sure Jeff pays income taxes just like anyone that works at Amazon.

Planet Kaos 2 months
What else is new. They're a corrupt company in a corrupt country with masses of insanely ignorant and apathetic citizens. Plus the mainstream media is like a bullhorn for billionaires and their destructive agendas. When will the American people start acting like American people?