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Silicon Valley Scrooges sidestep debt to society through tax avoidance to the tune of $100bn

DavCrav Silver badge

"Governments write the tax laws and Amazon is doing the very thing they encourage companies to do – paying all taxes due while also investing many billions in creating jobs and infrastructure. Coupled with low margins, this investment will naturally result in a lower cash tax rate."

But this is a lie, since the original article talked about tax rates on profits, and investment is subtracted from revenues to arrive at profits.

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