How to End Corporate Rule: By the Numbers: The Myth of the Overtaxed Corporation Share Facebook Twitter Email Share Illustration by Brad Kayal By the Numbers: The Myth of the Overtaxed Corporation For corporations, paying for tax breaks is still the best investment around. Spring 2012 9 Strategies to End Corporate Rule TABLE OF CONTENTS By Doug Pibel < 1 MIN READ Feb 23, 2012 It’s an election-year staple: The United States has the highest corporate tax rate in the world. But the official tax rate is far higher than what corporations actually end up paying. How it happens: Doug Pibel is a former attorney and former YES! editor.