I recently received a call from a colleague at a big corporation in New York City.
The caller had a list of questions that were just about as confusing as the company itself.
The company’s top priority for 2017 was to close a factory in Michigan.
I had to help him navigate the new administration.
The call lasted almost an hour.
The calls got stranger from there, to the point that I had a hard time keeping up with it.
After I hung up, I called the company and asked them if I could meet with them at their headquarters in Manhattan.
They told me they were not interested.
They didn’t want me there.
I wasn’t sure why.
The next morning, the call was back.
The person I had spoken to earlier had been fired.
And that’s when I realized the call had been orchestrated.
This wasn’t just a conversation between a coworker and a corporate executive.
The real-life example of this tactic was a company that employs about 150 people in California and employs about 800 in New Mexico.
In this case, the company has been using the tax bill as an opportunity to take advantage of a loophole that is designed to allow companies to pay a lower tax rate than if they were solely engaged in the production of the product.
The plan is to have their tax bill waived, meaning that the corporation can deduct all or most of the cost of the equipment used in its factories, or to pay nothing at all.
This is an unusual strategy for many companies because it could be interpreted as a tax break for those companies that do not use their facilities for making goods, like an employee who works at a factory.
In fact, a study published by the Tax Foundation last year estimated that by 2020, tax reform could raise up to $300 billion in tax revenue for businesses and individuals, but that most of that would go to the top 1 percent of Americans.
The study also said that businesses that were not eligible for the tax breaks would be hit particularly hard by the tax changes.
The companies in question — including Toyota, Apple, and Walmart — have said that they are planning to use the tax cuts to make more money in the future, and they have made this abundantly clear on the company’s website.
“If you are a small business or if you are in a regional location, you might have a smaller market size and therefore, we may not be able to capitalize on this tax benefit,” wrote Tim Murphy, vice president of public policy for the International Council on Productivity, in a blog post announcing the company plan.
“This means that we would have to spend more of our resources on research and development and fewer on marketing and production.”
The strategy is designed in part to keep these businesses from using their factories for products other than those they manufacture themselves.
But it’s also designed to make it difficult for businesses to invest in research and innovation, especially as manufacturing costs go up, according to the Tax Policy Center.
Companies like Toyota and Apple are not alone in being used to make these kinds of deals.
Businesses across the country are also using the legislation to cut their tax bills, and the Trump administration has used the process to pressure companies into making these deals as well.
The Tax Foundation estimates that if the tax relief were extended for corporations, the companies would save $7 billion in taxes over the next decade.
So, it’s not surprising that companies like Toyota, who are already spending billions of dollars to expand their factories, are looking to cut back on their tax obligations.
It is also not surprising to see companies like Walmart that make the bulk of their revenue from selling items online, but also have operations in multiple states, like California, to be looking to save money.
Walmart did not respond to questions about the call from Politico about the tax plan.
But in recent weeks, Walmart has started to cut its corporate tax rate in a bid to save as much money as possible from its tax bill.
It has also been spending less money on research, hiring fewer workers, and using technology to automate its processes, like the robots that now work in the checkout line at Walmart.
The president has been supportive of this strategy, saying on his first day in office that it would “make it so that if I’m a business owner and you’re a business, we’re going to be able and we’re not going to have to work harder to do what we do better.”
But this is not the only way that Trump has used tax breaks to cut down on businesses.
He has also used a tax deduction for state and local taxes, as well as the depreciation of property that is held overseas.
The Trump administration also has made use of loopholes in corporate taxes, including for a special tax credit that allows companies to defer paying federal income taxes.
For example, Trump has proposed an offsetting credit for the business owner that would be a cut of $1,500 for every $1