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IRS drops a $28.9 bn tax bill on Microsoft



In a jaw-dropping revelation, the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has hit software behemoth Microsoft with a staggering 28.9 billion dollar tax bill.

Shockwaves reverberated through the tech world when Microsoft unveiled this colossal sum in a regulatory filing that left everyone in disbelief.

This fiscal bombshell dropped on Microsoft on September 26, as they received notices of proposed adjustment from the IRS spanning a decade, from 2004 to 2013. The heart of the matter? Intercompany transfer pricing, a subject that’s now catapulted this corporate giant into a high-stakes tax battle.

The IRS isn’t pulling punches here; they’re demanding not just the astronomical sum of 28.9 billion dollars but also stacking on penalties and interest like a never-ending juggernaut. It’s a financial clash of titans, and the world is watching.

Microsoft, however, isn’t taking this seismic event lying down. They’ve roared back with a promise to appeal this monumental decision. The fight is on, and the battlefield is set – the IRS’s administrative appeals office and, if it comes to it, the courtrooms.

The shockwaves from this battle will ripple for months, with no final resolution expected in the next year. The implications are immense, and the tech world will be watching every twist and turn in this astonishing saga. Will Microsoft come out on top or will the IRS prevail in this epic showdown? It’s a tax battle for the ages!

Bolaji Farinloye

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