TV News LIES

Friday, Jun 22nd

Last update05:20:13 AM GMT

You are here News Economy Microsoft's Use Of Lox-Tax Havens Drives Tax Bill To 7 Percent Of Profit

Microsoft's Use Of Lox-Tax Havens Drives Tax Bill To 7 Percent Of Profit

E-mail Print PDF

Bill GatesThings were rosy in the giant software company's just-ended fiscal fourth quarter, which produced record sales of nearly $17.4 billion, a 30 percent increase in after-tax profit, and a 35 percent gain in earnings per share.

But for the Internal Revenue Service and foreign tax authorities, things weren't so rosy. Microsoft reported only $445 million in taxes in the U.S. and other foreign countries, just 7 percent of its $6.32 billion in pre-tax profit.

Given the rancor in Congress and in the country about how to tackle the nation's budget deficit and debt, including how companies stash profits overseas and enjoy lucrative tax breaks, it is instructive to see how the top brass at Microsoft's Redmond, Washington, headquarters achieved this eye-popping tax result.

Partly it was because the company had a one-time refund of $461 million from the IRS for previous overpayments and because of its over-estimation of tax rates in previous quarters. There may be increased sales of products to consumers overseas, though it is not clear from company disclosures how much of a factor this might be.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


Allies line up to impose retaliatory trade tariffs on US

Allies retaliate tariffs Turkey and India announced on Thursday retaliatory tariffs worth hundreds of millions of dollars on goods...

Report: Trump to Authorize $50 Billion in New Tariffs Targeting China

Trump okays $50B in tariffs on China President Donald Trump approved tariffs on about $50 billion of Chinese goods, people familiar with the...

Trump orders tariffs on $200B more Chinese goods

Trump orders new tariff on China President Donald Trump on Monday raised the stakes in a growing trade dispute with China, ordering...

Renowned Economist Jeffrey Sachs Rips Trump As A Gibbering, ‘Delusional’ Threat

Jeffrey SachsAmerican economist Jeffrey Sachs has written a scathing takedown of President Donald Trump, calling him a delusional, psychopathic...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!