Amazon will pay $0 in taxes on $11B in profit for 2018

Thanks to the new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), Amazon’s federal tax responsibility is 21% (down from 35% in previous years). But with the help of tax breaks, according to corporate filings, Amazon won’t be paying a dime to Uncle Sam despite posting more than $11.2 billion in profits in 2018.

Though Amazon might have taken advantage of new breaks and loopholes available under TCJA, this isn’t the first year that Amazon has avoided paying federal tax. The company reported $5.6 billion in U.S. profits in 2017 and paid $0 last year as well.

Bozos very happy:

Why diss someone who helped you make money :thinking:

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Trump is hopping mad now.

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Europe is moving towards taxing revenue. I think US will likely do the same within 10 years. Regular people are not happy.

Businesses would play with the accounting creatively such that they would make less revenue.

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We can repeal business income tax. Just let individuals pay tax and let the business grow freely. If we do this, people will becoming rich and jobs will be overly plentiful.

Our goal is to have happy people with plentiful of jobs. Business can focus on growing their business. Simplicity is the king.

Jealousy is a bad thing that hurts people. Let’s be happy and wish a zero tax for all businesses, not just some selected businesses.

Tax on revenue is a very bad idea. Let’s simply have a zero business tax for all to avoid jealousy.

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LOL: What a nice idea ! In this case, every individual will have a corp and freely spend money without paying any dollar to themselves.

Amazon (or any company) will not get even single employee as everyone will work for corp-2-corp with Amazon and other companies.

Government will go bankrupt.:rofl:

What prevents people from doing it today? You can have a Corp to work for Amazon. Amazon pays you 100k, you spend all 100k on living expenses and have a zero profit, thus zero tax no matter what’s the tax rate.

You please find out the reason, why…

Try harder. Business revenue would be accrued to investors :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye: and tax accordingly :scream:

• Extending a global effort to bring global tech giants into the tax net, New Zealand plans to update its laws so it can tax revenue earned by digital firms like Google (GOOG, GOOGL), Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) and Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN).

• The proposed digital services tax (DST) would tax multinational online companies at about 2 or 3 percent on the revenue they generate in New Zealand.

• A number of other countries including the U.K, Spain, Italy, France, Austria, Australia and India have enacted or already announced plans for a DST.

No wonder FANG are underperforming the cloud royals. Think I need unload FB.