New York and Washington Partner John Barrie was quoted March 1 in Fortune regarding the existing tax rules that make it possible for Amazon, and companies like it, to avoid paying federal income taxes for 2018. Through existing tax rules and the Trump administration’s tax reform bill, Amazon will receive a $129 million tax refund, despite U.S. profits nearly doubling to $11.16 billion in 2018. In addition to income tax credits, Amazon also received $1 billion in deductions for stock-based employee compensation and roughly $1.4 billion in federal tax credit carryforwards. “The bigger you are and the more capital intensive you are, the bigger the benefit,” Barrie said of the expense deduction provisions in Trump’s tax overhaul.