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Joe Biden criticised Amazon on Twitter but they weren’t late with their hit back

“We’ve paid $2.6B in corporate taxes since 2016. We pay every penny we owe,” Amazon wrote on Twitter on Thursday. 

Biden called out Amazon’s tax practice during a campaign speech in Mount Pleasant, Iowa, on Tuesday.

“I have nothing against Amazon, but they should pay a few taxes,” he said, according to a tweet from the Bloomberg reporter Jennifer Epstein. 

Biden on Thursday also called out Amazon on Twitter. 

“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,” he said in the tweet.

Amazon has not owed federal taxes in the past two years. It avoids paying federal taxes using a variety of tax credits and tax exemptions that are legal and built into the US federal tax code.

“I have nothing against Amazon, but they should pay a few taxes,” he said, according to a tweet from the Bloomberg reporter Jennifer Epstein. 

Biden on Thursday also called out Amazon on Twitter. 

“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,” he said in the tweet.

Amazon has not owed federal taxes in the past two years. It avoids paying federal taxes using a variety of tax credits and tax exemptions that are legal and built into the US federal tax code.

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