Amazon stated Tuesday it helps President Joe Biden’s proposal for a company tax enhance to fund infrastructure enhancements, saying it must be a part of a “balanced answer that maintains or enhances US competitiveness.”
Chief government Jeff Bezos made the remark in an announcement days after Biden singled out the US expertise and e-commerce big for avoiding revenue taxes as he proposed to spice up the company tax fee to 28 %.
“We assist the Biden administration’s deal with making daring investments in American infrastructure,” Bezos stated.
“We acknowledge this funding would require concessions from all sides — each on the specifics of what is included in addition to the way it will get paid for (we’re supportive of an increase within the company tax fee).”
Bezos added: “We sit up for Congress and the administration coming collectively to search out the precise, balanced answer that maintains or enhances US competitiveness.”
Amazon has been the goal of critics for years who declare it pays little or no company taxes. The corporate has defended its insurance policies, saying that its investments offset taxes as supposed by the tax code.
Biden is proposing a $2 trillion infrastructure program funded partly by growing the company tax fee from 21 % to 28 %, and cracking down on using tax havens.
Final month, Biden cited a 2019 research exhibiting 91 Fortune 500 corporations, “the largest corporations on the earth, together with Amazon… pay not a single, solitary penny of federal revenue tax,” including, “That’s simply mistaken.”
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