Data prepared by University of Kansas professors show that hundreds of millions of dollars spent by major corporations lobbying for a 2004 change in tax law generated a return on investment of 22,000%. The study focused on 93 companies that spent as much as $282.7 million in 2003 and 2004 to persuade lawmakers to enact a one-year tax holiday on overseas profit. In return, the companies got about $62.5 billion in tax savings, the study found.

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