Wal-Mart: Always Low Taxes

States should close REIT tax loophole that allows corporations to dodge millions in taxes.

Walmart Stores by State

A list of the number of Walmart stores present in each state. Numbers don’t include Sam’s Club outlets or “Neighborhood Market” grocery stores.

Wal-Mart’s State Tax Evasion Ploy: Paying Rent to Itself

As the world’s biggest retailer, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. pays billions of dollars a year in rent for its stores. Luckily for Wal-Mart, in about 25 states it has been paying most of that rent to itself — and then deducting that amount from its state taxes.