Accounting News Roundup: CEO Pay > Taxes Paid; Auditors Now Under Heat for Greek Debt; Ripping off the Old People | 08.31.11
Some companies pay their CEOs more than Uncle Sam, study says [WaPo]
It has become a bipartisan article of faith in some quarters that the income tax on U.S. corporations must be lowered. But for many large U.S. companies, the burden of U.S. taxation pales in comparison with what they pay their chief executives, according to a study released Wednesday by the Institute of Policy Studies, a liberal think tank. Of last year’s 100 highest-paid corporate executives in the United States, 25 earned more in pay than their company recorded as a tax expense in 2010.