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Amazon Tells Biden: Yes, We Pay Taxes

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Former Vice President Joe Biden (Patrick Semansky/AP)

By    |   Thursday, 13 June 2019 10:22 PM

Amazon responded to a jab by Democratic candidate for president Joe Biden by defending its record on paying taxes.

The former vice president tweeted out The New York Times story that indicated Amazon did not pay any federal taxes in 2018, a point that has been made in the past.

Biden wrote:

"I have nothing against Amazon, but no company pulling in billions of dollars of profits should pay a lower tax rate than firefighters and teachers. We need to reward work, not just wealth."

A short time later, Amazon responded with its own tweet:

"We've paid $2.6B in corporate taxes since 2016. We pay every penny we owe. Congress designed tax laws to encourage companies to reinvest in the American economy. We have. $200B in investments since 2011 & 300K US jobs. Assume VP Biden's complaint is w/ the tax code, not Amazon."

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