Large Corporations paying minimum tax in the U.S. 2012

This statistic shows a list of big businesses in the United States that paid taxes well below the federal standard of 35 percent as of 2012. News Corp actually received more than 4 billion U.S. dollars in tax refunds and therefore had a taxation rate of -46.0 percent. Carnival Corporation only paid a tax rate of 1.12 percent on their total income.

Large Corporations that pay minimum or no tax in the United States as of 2012

Taxation rate paid
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Release date

August 2012


United States

Survey time period


Supplementary notes

*FedEx and Verizon paid no tax at all.
**Boeing received 178 million U.S. dollars in tax benefits. The source does not offer a precise taxation rate.
***ExxonMobil also received estimated tax benefits of 46 million U.S. dollars.
****DuPont also received estimated tax benefits of 109 million U.S. dollars.

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