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Fri Feb 15, 2013, 02:42 PM

Facebook Paid No Corporate Income Tax Last Year, After Making More Than $1 Billion In Profits



Between 2008 and 2011, 26 major corporations were able to pay no federal corporate income tax, despite making a combined $205 billion in profits. According to a new report from Citizens for Tax Justice, Facebook joined that illustrious club last year, receiving $429 million in tax rebates despite making more than $1 billion in profits:

Earlier this month, the Facebook Inc. released its first “10-K” annual financial report since going public last year. Hidden in the report’s footnotes is an amazing admission: despite $1.1 billion in U.S. profits in 2012, Facebook did not pay even a dime in federal and state income taxes.

Instead, Facebook says it will receive net tax refunds totaling $429 million.

Facebook’s income tax refunds stem from the company’s use of a single tax break, the tax deductibility of executive stock options. That tax break reduced Facebook’s federal and state income taxes by $1,033 million in 2012, including refunds of earlier years’ taxes of $451 million


Facebook will be able to carry further tax rebates forward, according to CTJ, for a total of $3 billion in tax deductions.


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http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2013/02/14/1597741/facebook-pays-no-taxes/

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Response to ProfessionalLeftist (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 02:48 PM

1. I'm so tired of Facebook

DUers, I wash my hand of this weirdness

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Response to demwing (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 02:51 PM

2. I never joined, I never will.

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Response to ProfessionalLeftist (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 02:53 PM

3. Greedy corporations suck.

FU FB.

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