The lowest payers

The lowest payers

Amazon.com
Revenue (Latest Year): $19.2 billion
Average Tax Rate: 4.1%

According to SEC filings, earnings generated by Amazon's (AMZN) overseas subsidiaries, where tax rates differ, helped push the company's effective tax rate below the standard 35%. Operating losses and a heavy reliance on stock based compensation also helped push Amazon's cash tax payments down. The online retailer did not respond to a request for comment.