For Immediate Release

Organization Profile: 
Contact: 

Ana Owens, Campaign Advocate, US Public Interest Research Group: aowens@pirg.org, 336 624-8388

Michelle Surka, Program Associate, US Public Interest Research Group: msurka@pirg.org, 617 747 4386

Jenice Robinson, Citizens for Tax Justice: Jenice@ctj.org, 202 299 1066 x 29

New Report: 72% of Fortune 500 Companies Used Tax Havens in 2014

WASHINGTON - WHAT:    U.S. PIRG and Citizens for Tax Justice will release a new report that analyzes the use of tax havens by America’s Fortune 500 companies in 2014. Many of America’s wealthiest and largest multinational corporations use tax loopholes to shift profits made in America to offshore tax havens like the Cayman Islands, where they pay little to no taxes. The study examines which companies operate subsidiaries in tax haven jurisdictions, the amount they have booked offshore, and the federal taxes they would owe if they paid the full tax rate on their profits. The report also highlights opportunities Congress could take to end incentives for companies to shift profits offshore and increase transparency.

WHEN:    Tuesday, October 6th

                  10:00 a.m. Eastern

 WHERE: The report will be available on U.S. PIRG and CTJ’s websites.  

 VISUALS:  The report will include tables listing the companies with the most tax haven subsidiaries, most money offshore, and current tax rates being paid.

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