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PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2007 4:10 pm 
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[url=http://www.rawstory.com/news/2007/WalMart_pays_itself_rent_get_large_0201.html]Wal-Mart pays itself rent, gets large tax breaks

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Wal-Mart, the nation's largest employer and the world's biggest retailer, is regularly paying itself rent and using the transaction to decrease the taxes it pays to state governments, according to a report in this morning's Wall Street Journal.

The article by Jesse Drucker shows that Wal-Mart has saved hundreds of millions of dollars in taxes in 25 states, and may not be the only company using the practice. Drucker shows that state governments are finally getting wise and working to close a complicated tax loophole that the federal government discontinued years ago.

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