Microsoft Says Documents Sought By IRS In Audit Are Privileged

Mealey's (September 15, 2016, 11:33 AM EDT) -- SEATTLE — In a Sept. 12 brief filed in Washington federal court, Microsoft Corp. contends that documents sought by the Internal Revenue Service in an enforcement action “are protected by multiple privilege claims” as confidential legal and tax advisory communications (United States of America v. Microsoft Corp., et al., No. 2:15-cv-00102, W.D. Wash.).

(Brief available. Document #68-161013-008B.)

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The IRS is conducting an examination of Microsoft’s federal income tax liabilities for the taxable periods ending on June 30 of 2004, 2005 and 2006, related to...
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