Fact Sheet: End Tax Write-Offs for Wrongdoing

Maryland PIRG
Last updated: 1/7/2014

Imagine getting a tax break for violating the law, committing fraud or mistreating consumers. Unfortunately, it has happened all too often. When companies have been charged with violating laws and regulatory standards—for example, by defrauding Medicare, discriminating against customers or distorting financial markets—many have been able to write off the cost of their financial settlements on their taxes.

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