I am curious about your discription of 'artificial vehicles', in what way do you mean that?<quoted text>February 19, 2013
Who Pays the Corporate Income Tax
By BRUCE BARTLETT
Bruce Bartlett held senior policy roles in the Reagan and George H.W. Bush administrations and served on the staffs of Representatives Jack Kemp and Ron Paul. He is the author of The Benefit and the Burden: Tax Reform Why We Need It and What It Will Take.
The problem, of course, is that people must ultimately pay all taxes. Corporations, contrary to the views of some Republicans, are not people. They are legal entities that exist only because governments permit them to and are artificial vehicles through which sales, wages and profits flow. Hence, the actual burden of the corporate tax may fall on any of the groups that receive such flows; namely, customers, workers and shareholders, the ultimate owners of the corporation.
In my opinion, the end consumer of any product or service is the one that pays all of any company taxes. Taxes are a business expense that must be passed on. That may be an opinion of semantics but it seems a law of economics too.