A company can avoid paying tax in the United States by setting up a shell company offshore, for example on the Cayman islands or Bermuda. The company will then receive money from the U.S. operations, and profits can be returned to this country without any tax. Additionally, this shell company can also make use of tax treaties with certain countries which provide preferential treatment when it comes to taxation – further reducing the amount owed by this particular entity.
Some other ways include shifting profits to lower-taxed countries, using advanced accounting methods that enable companies to do this and exploiting existing loopholes. There are many legal ways to minimize tax obligations for businesses. However, companies should be careful not to cross the line.