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IRS demands Ballmer, other Microsoft leaders testify in corporate tax audit

IRS demands Ballmer, other Microsoft leaders testify in corporate tax audit

As widely reported in the news and in The Seattle Times,the Internal Revenue Service has sued former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and a slate of other former and current executives, seeking to compel them to testify in a long-running investigation into how the company’s sales through subsidiaries affected its taxable income. The Internal Revenue Service […]

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Microsoft To Pay China $140 Mln For ‘Tax Evasion’

Microsoft To Pay China $140 Mln For ‘Tax Evasion’

SEATTLE (Reuters) – China has levied about $140 million in back taxes from Microsoft Corp in the first major case concerning cross-border tax evasion in the country, as regulators ramp up pressure on U.S. corporations doing business there. According to an article published by China’s Xinhua official news agency on Sunday, an unnamed U.S. multinational […]

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Indian court rejects Nokia appeal over asset transfer to Microsoft

Indian court rejects Nokia appeal over asset transfer to Microsoft

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India’s Supreme Court ordered Nokia to give a 35 billion rupee guarantee before it transfers one of its biggest handset plants to Microsoft Corp. The ruling upheld a lower court verdict over the plant in Chennai, which is the subject of a tax dispute, and had been challenged by the Finnish […]

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Ireland to close Apple’s tax loophole, but leave bigger one open

Ireland to close Apple’s tax loophole, but leave bigger one open

Ireland said it planned to shut down a much-criticised tax arrangement used by Apple Inc to shelter over $40 billion from taxation – but will leave open an even bigger loophole that means the computer giant is unlikely to pay any more tax. A U.S. Senate committee investigation revealed in May that Apple had cut […]

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Microsoft CEO Search Reveals Board Rifts

Microsoft CEO Search Reveals Board Rifts

As reported in the news of the WS Journal, Microsoft CEO Search Reveals Board Rifts – Directors Have Approached at Least Two Microsoft Executives and Eight Outsiders, Including Ford’s Mulally. Microsoft Corp.’s MSFT +1.10% search for a new chief executive is exposing divisions of opinion among directors over the 38-year-old company’s future direction and what […]

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Special Report – How big techs stay offline on tax per OECD – the key is tax residency or permanent establishment

Special Report – How big techs stay offline on tax per OECD – the key is tax residency or permanent establishment

As reported in the news in Reuters, big business was having none of it. In January 2013, a lobby group which represents the largest corporations in the world wrote a letter to the body that drafts the rules on taxing multinationals. The letter focused on a small change to an obscure document, but one that […]

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Meet Paul Raymond

Meet Paul Raymond

Mr. Raymond is a sought after speaker in tax controversy law by many attorney, accountant, and business groups and at the request of the Internal Revenue Service, has presented programs at the IRS Nationwide Tax Forum, attended by tax professionals throughout the United States.

Additionally, he continues to be an active member in the Section of Taxation, American Bar Association, where he was the Past Chair of the Employment Taxes Committee.

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