Seven months since the tax cuts were passed in December 2017, here’s what the data show: Corporate after-tax profits have surged (Figure 1): Corporate profits after taxes jumped by 8.2% between the last quarter of 2017 and the first quarter of 2018, reaching nearly $2 trillion and reflecting who most benefits from the tax cuts. […]

Bad Medicine: How GOP Tax Cuts Are Enriching Drug Companies, Leaving Workers & Patients Behind

View the Full Report in PDF here. INTRODUCTION & KEY FINDINGS America’s 10 biggest prescription-drug corporations—the Pharma Big 10—are among the biggest winners from the Trump-GOP tax cuts but they are sharing few of the benefits with their employees and are offering no pricing relief to their customers. Instead, they are mostly rewarding their CEOs […]

New Tax Law Benefits Health Care Industry, Endangers Vital Services For America’s Working Families

View the full report in PDF here. View state-by-state reports and graphics here. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY On Tax Day 2018, health care and other vital public services are much less secure for America’s working families due to $1.5 trillion in tax cuts enacted late last year by President Trump and the Republican Congress. The tax cuts […]

The Pharma Big 10: Price Gougers, Tax Dodgers

View the Full Report in PDF here. TOPLINES The report examines the profits, taxes, and drug prices of the 10 biggest U.S. pharmaceutical companies, the “Pharma Big 10”: Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, Merck & Co., Gilead Sciences, AbbVie, Amgen, Eli Lilly & Co., Bristol-Myers Squibb, Biogen and Celgene. Between 2011 and 2015, the Pharma Big 10 […]

Republican Health Care Act Repeal Plan: Tax Cuts for the Rich, Health Care Cuts for Everyone Else

Support for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is at its highest level ever. Yet, Republicans in Congress are determined to repeal Obamacare despite the public’s widespread opposition to their plan, known as the American Health Care Act. The GOP plan will deprive 24 million Americans of health care coverage and drive up the cost of coverage […]

Corporate Tax Chartbook: How Corporations Rig the Rules to Dodge the Taxes They Owe

In recent years, corporate profits have reached record highs, and so too has the amount of untaxed profits U.S. corporations have stashed offshore: $2.4 trillion. And it is estimated corporations could owe as much as $700 billion on those profits. In short, corporations are dodging more and more of their tax responsibilities. While the statutory […]

Gilead Sciences: Price Gouger, Tax Dodger

Press Release: New Report: Taxpayer-Supported Gilead Sciences Is Price Gouging the Public, Then Dodging Taxes on the Huge Profits 7/13/2016 ATF Report Highlights: Gilead Sciences: Prices Gouger, Tax Dodger 7/13/2016 Full Report in PDF 7/13/2016 Shareable graphics on the Gilead report click here. Irish Media Confirms ATF Claims About Gilead Science’s Massive Profit Shifting 8/22/2016 Huffington Post Piece on […]

Pfizer: Price Gouger, Tax Dodger

Pfizer, one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies and more profitable companies, is attempting to permanently dodge tens of billions of dollars of U.S. taxes it currently owes through a merger with fellow drug firm Allergan, based in the tax haven of Ireland. While technically not a corporate inversion, this maneuver will provide Pfizer with […]

Pfizer’s Tax Dodging Rx: Stash Profits Offshore

Pfizer, one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies, has announced that it has entered into preliminary discussions with the Irish corporation Allergan to effect a business combination, which most observers assume would be structured as an “inversion” transaction. An inversion would allow Pfizer to renounce its U.S. tax citizenship while retaining its current U.S. headquarters, management structure […]

The Walmart Web

How the World’s Biggest Corporation Secretly Uses Tax Havens to Dodge Taxes A groundbreaking report reveals that Walmart has built a vast, undisclosed network of 78 subsidiaries and branches in 15 overseas tax havens, which may be used to minimize foreign taxes where it has retail operations and to avoid U.S. tax on those foreign […]