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US vs Microsoft, May 2017, US District Court

US vs Microsoft, May 2017, US District Court

In an ongoing transfer pricing battle between Microsoft and the IRS related to Microsofts’ use of a IP subsidiary in Puerto Rico to shift income and reduce taxes, the District Court of Washington has now ordered Microsoft to provide a number of documents as requested by the IRS. US vs Microsoft May 2017 US District Court In a prior decision from November 2015 the District Court ruled, that the IRS’ use of an external representative was not in conflict with US regulations. Microsoft argued that the IRS’ use of an outside law firm, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, to assist in the audit was an improper delegation of its authority to examine taxpayer books. The Court ruled that the government had a legitimate purpose in continuing to pursue the audit, and that the use of Quinn Emanuel was not a breach of IRS authority that would invalidate the summonses. “The court’s role in this matter is not to pass judgment ... Continue to full case
US vs. BMC. January 1999

US vs. BMC. January 1999

The IRS filed a summons to get BMC’s computer source code as part of a transfer pricing audit, but in this decision, the court ruled in favor of BMC. US-BMC_decision_01081999 ... Continue to full case