Why is Amazon paying so little in taxes?

There’s been a lot of news about Amazon, but the company’s taxes are getting a lot less attention.

According to a new report from the non-partisan Tax Policy Center, the online retailer paid $1.5 billion in federal and state taxes in 2015, but paid only $2.2 billion in state and local taxes.

That means Amazon paid less than half of what the average American household pays, with the company paying only $25 per household.

The Tax Policy Institute, which also supports the creation of a $15 minimum wage, estimates that Amazon’s effective tax rate was 15.5% in 2015.

While Amazon didn’t pay a single dollar in federal taxes in that year, it did pay $4.7 billion in corporate income taxes.

This tax advantage, combined with a number of other deductions, is what Amazon has used to get by, according to the report.

As Business Insider’s Dan Primack explains, Amazon has a number and combinations of deductions and credits that it can use to reduce its taxable income.

For example, Amazon can deduct from the income of its international sales the difference between the prices of items sold in the US and those sold in overseas markets.

It can also deduct the cost of shipping.

But that is only a small portion of the company is deductible.

Amazon also has a variety of other taxes, including sales tax, and a tax on certain types of financial transactions.

These deductions, combined to a relatively small number of dollars, allows Amazon to avoid paying taxes on a larger number of transactions.

In fact, the company paid $7.4 billion in taxes in 2016, more than double what the national average.

That’s because of a number, including $1 billion in the tax-preferred corporate income tax, $1 million in sales tax and $600 million in excise taxes.

If you want to find out more about the taxes Amazon is paying, you can find the full report here.

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