Goldman Sachs’s Tax Rate Drops to 1%

Time to prep the guillotine:

Goldman Sachs Group Inc., which got $10 billion and debt guarantees from the U.S. government in October, expects to pay $14 million in taxes worldwide for 2008 compared with $6 billion in 2007. The company’s effective income tax rate dropped to 1 percent from 34.1 percent, New York-based Goldman Sachs said today in a statement. The firm reported a $2.3 billion profit for the year after paying $10.9 billion in employee compensation and benefits.

via Goldman Sachs’s Tax Rate Drops to 1%, or $14 Million (Update1) – Bloomberg.com.