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Amazon Backs Joe Biden On Tax Hike, Infrastructure Plan

Amazon Backs Joe Biden On Corporate Tax Rise, Infrastructure Plan. (FILE)


Amazon mentioned Tuesday it helps President Joe Biden’s proposal for a company tax improve to fund infrastructure enhancements, saying it must be a part of a “balanced solution that maintains or enhances US competitiveness.”

Chief government Jeff Bezos made the remark in a press release days after Biden singled out the US know-how and e-commerce large for avoiding earnings taxes as he proposed to spice up the company tax price to 28 p.c.

“We support the Biden administration’s focus on making bold investments in American infrastructure,” Bezos mentioned.

“We recognize this investment will require concessions from all sides — both on the specifics of what’s included as well as how it gets paid for (we’re supportive of a rise in the corporate tax rate).”

Bezos added: “We look forward to Congress and the administration coming together to find the right, balanced solution 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 firm has defended its insurance policies, saying that its investments offset taxes as meant by the tax code.

Biden is proposing a $2 trillion infrastructure program funded partially by rising the company tax price from 21 p.c to 28 p.c, and cracking down on the usage of tax havens.

Last month, Biden cited a 2019 examine exhibiting 91 Fortune 500 firms, “the biggest companies in the world, including Amazon… pay not a single, solitary penny of federal income tax,” including, “That is just wrong.”

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