People are of two minds on this one. The year 2004 was around the time US DOJ v M$ was very interesting and one might think IRS went on a fishing expedition but this is only a recently started action.“Quinn Emanual was hired to investigate certain transactions between Microsoft and its own foreign subsidiaries, which presumably were organized as a way for Redmond to reduce its US tax burden.
“ I think Obama once joked publicly about auditing his enemies… It’s a fair question whether this is the tax-man doing his job or whether it’s some fishing expedition. I’m on the tax-man’s side. 😉 M$, who is used to extorting money from users with audits, is now being probed by IRS for the way it shifts money around the globe to dodge taxes. It would be a big hit if IRS could prove the money was earned in Redmond, WA and they were due a decade of triple income-tax. How does it feel, M$?
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