The Big Companies Paying the Most in Taxes -- and the Least
Mar 19th 2013 2:30PM
Updated Mar 20th 2013 11:36AM
Regardless of how the political debate shakes out, it's worth taking a look at which businesses send the most to the IRS, which pay the least, and why. Here then, are the 10 companies with the largest tax bills, and the 10 biggest companies that have recently managed to dodge the tax man altogether.
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Methodology: To identify the companies that pay the most and least taxes, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed corporate tax payments for the top 150 companies by revenue. Included in our analysis were company financials, including income, employee count and earnings before taxes. These were either provided by Capital IQ, or obtained by 24/7 Wall St. reviews of SEC filings or financial statements. All data, including taxes paid, are for 2012, or the most recent complete fiscal year.