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These Are The Companies That Avoid Paying Taxes

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5. American Electric Power
> U.S. pre-tax income: $2.2 billion
> Federal income tax (including rebates): -$138 million
> Effective tax rate: -6.4%
> Industry: Utilities, gas and electric

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4. Dish Network
> U.S. pre-tax income: $2.5 billion
> Federal income tax (including rebates): -$231 million
> Effective tax rate: -9.1%
> Industry: Telecommunications

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3. Salesforce.com
> U.S. pre-tax income: $2.6 billion
> Federal income tax (including rebates): -$12 million
> Effective tax rate: -0.5%
> Industry: Technology

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2. Nike
> U.S. pre-tax income: $2.9 billion
> Federal income tax (including rebates): -$109 million
> Effective tax rate: -3.8%
> Industry: Miscellaneous manufacturing

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1. Charter Communications
> U.S. pre-tax income: $3.7 billion
> Federal income tax (including rebates): -$7 million
> Effective tax rate: -0.2%
> Industry: Telecommunications

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