Amazon boss Jeff Bezos has said he supports raising taxes on US companies.
The comments by the world’s richest man come as US President Joe Biden is pushing to raise the corporate rate from 21-per cent to 28-per cent.
The rise would help pay for a massive spending plan to upgrade America’s roads, ports, water pipes and Internet.
In his speech unveiling the proposal, Mr Biden singled out Amazon as an example of a company that pays too little.
The statement by Mr Bezos said Amazon supported Mr Biden’s focus on infrastructure and called on Democrats and Republicans to work together and reach a compromise.
He says the company recognizes this investment will require concessions from all sides – both on the specifics of what’s included as well as how it gets paid for.
Amazon’s position sets it apart from that of Republicans and top business lobbies, which have already spoken out against the tax increases, which they claim would hurt economic growth.
In his statement, Mr Bezos did not say whether Amazon would support the White House’s other tax proposals beyond the increase to the corporate rate.
Those are aimed at capturing more tax from profits earned by US companies overseas, including by working with other countries to establish a global minimum tax.
Analysts say changes to those rules are likely to stir stronger opposition from businesses than the rise in the corporate rate, which many companies do not face, thanks to deductions and other credits.