Like all companies, Altria also communicates with elected officials on various business issues that are important to our shareholders, including corporate tax reform and the taxation of dividends.

To help American businesses grow, thrive and compete – and to help revitalize our economy that has suffered during the COVID pandemic – we continue to advocate for maintaining a globally competitive corporate tax rate and keeping the current dividend tax rates.

Prior to tax reform that was enacted in 2017, the United States had the highest corporate tax rate in the developed world. A lower corporate tax rate has enabled U.S. companies to better compete in today’s globalized marketplace and has increased incentives to invest here at home, benefiting American workers, American consumers and American small businesses. We are a longtime member of the Reforming America’s Taxes Equitably (RATE) coalition, a 501(c)(4) non-profit, and other organizations that support the existing corporate tax rate.

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