Tag Archives: Microsoft

Using Tax Exceptionalism to Beat Microsoft

by Andy Grewal — Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015

In a prior post, “The IRS’s Mercenaries,” I explained how the IRS has taken extraordinary steps to battle Microsoft over the tax consequences of some of the company’s international transactions. In short, the IRS hired a private law firm to perform some audit and litigation related functions, and a federal district court is currently examining […]

The IRS’s Mercenaries

by Andy Grewal — Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Microsoft Corp. has recently challenged the enforcement of IRS summons regarding some of its international tax planning, arguing that the IRS has flouted the law by allowing Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan to participate in an audit of the company. The dispute raises many fundamental questions that a district court has been asked to answer. […]