Madrid, 7 (Europe Press)
Jeff Bezos, the founder and CEO of Amazon, which Forbes considers the richest person in the world, has shown support for US President Joe Biden’s proposal to increase the corporate tax from the current 21 rate up to 28% to help fund its plan to modernize its infrastructure. in the United States.
“We support the Biden administration’s approach to making bold investments in American infrastructure,” Bezos said in a statement issued by the multinational company, in which he acknowledged that implementing the necessary investment “will require concessions from all parties, in each of the specified aspects.” What is included and how to pay it (we support increasing the corporate tax rate). “
In this sense, the businessman explained that Democrats and Republicans have supported infrastructure in the past, and emphasized that this is the time to work together to achieve this.
“We hope that Congress and the administration will meet to find the right and balanced solution that maintains or improves the competitiveness of the United States,” he stressed.
Bezos’ support for the White House proposal comes after US Secretary of the Treasury, Janet Yellen, insisted on the opportunity to agree to a minimum level of global taxes for companies, in order to avoid a “race” to the downward trend that currently exists. .
In this sense, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) yesterday was in favor of the possibility of setting a minimum tax at the global level to impose taxes on corporate profits, while the European Commission is confident that Yellen’s comments will facilitate an agreement in this regard. Summer on this issue within the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.