25 US Companies That Are Said To Have Paid Their CEOs More Than They Paid Uncle Sam In 2010

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The Institute for Policy Studies claims in a new report that of last year’s 100 highest-paid U.S. corporate chief executives, 25 took home more in CEO pay than their company paid federal corporate income taxes.

The report claims that most of the companies registered substantial profits, yet actually came out ahead at tax time. They are said to have collected, on average, $304m in refunds from the IRS.

Here's the Institute's list

Allegheny Technologies



BNYork Mellon


Cablevision Systems

Capital One Financial

Chesapeake Energy

Coca-Cola Enterprises

Dow Chemical



General Electric


International Paper

Marsh & McLennan

Motorola Mobility

Motorola Solutions

Mylan Laboratories

Nabors Industries

Prudential Financial

Qwest Communications

Stanley Black & Decker


Wynn Resorts Ltd.

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