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Microsoft Evades Paying $4.5 billion in Taxes

irish 2012/09/22 15:13:45

Microsoft Evades Paying $4.5 billion in Taxes





Technology giant Microsoft used overseas tax
loopholes to avoid paying $4.5 billion in taxes on $21 billion worth of
profits between 2009 and 2011.

http://blog.alexanderhiggins.com/2012/09/21/microsoft-evades-...


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  • DeeB 2012/09/22 15:31:56
    DeeB
    +3
    No problem the little people will pay for the billionaire corporations, don't worry about it, this is why we have slaves!!

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  • Risk 2012/09/25 13:45:10
    Risk
    +1
    I think Bill must have got some tips from Warren Buffet on how to keep more of his billions and let the middle class pick it up for them. Warren brags that his secretary pays more in taxes then he does.
  • Todayisgoingtobegreat 2012/09/24 22:11:27
    Todayisgoingtobegreat
    Don't be mad at microsoft when it is our gov passing the bills to allow loop holes into the system
  • irish Todayis... 2012/09/24 23:56:51
    irish
    they could do the right thing and avoid the loopholes if they chose.
  • Todayis... irish 2012/09/25 12:32:23
    Todayisgoingtobegreat
    And the many people I know could do the right thing and quit bring babies in the world they can not care for.

    If we as a society can not do the right thing on a micro level how can we expect a company to do it on the macro level?
  • irish Todayis... 2012/09/25 12:41:00
    irish
    the macro level should be better educated shouldn't it?
  • Todayis... irish 2012/09/25 13:28:33
    Todayisgoingtobegreat
    I had health class in grade school and high school. They were educated the same as everyone else
  • irish Todayis... 2012/09/25 13:29:07
    irish
    health classes??LOL
  • Todayis... irish 2012/09/25 13:37:08
    Todayisgoingtobegreat
    i know i was just coming back to reply
    that i wasnt making any sense
  • irish Todayis... 2012/09/25 13:38:41
    irish
    okay! :)
  • Todayis... irish 2012/09/25 17:08:01
    Todayisgoingtobegreat
    +1
    I cant even spell give me a min.

    When I was talking about Micro/ Macro you understood it was on a Financial scale. I do not think Education matter on this because


    On the Micro level:
    You've got a 20 year old single mother with 4 children working part time about 14 - 15 hours a week who refuses to work more, because then she would have to pay more for her housing, her food stamps might go down 20 bucks, and if she brings in anymore money her children's SSDI which is not needed ( over active= mommy pay attention to me, take me to the park let me be outside and play) will be reduced. And then during tax time lies and says she made this amount of money along with her W2 so she can get more money then what she paid into the system. Once she gets that check she puts a down payment a used mustang that "will fit" all 5 with their carseats and a couple months later have it repo'd.


    On the Macro level :
    All of it aggravates me, because it was our elected officials who wrote these codes. And they wrote them to benefit themselves, and now companies use them to benefit themselves. Just like they did with their stocks.. take a week to move stocks around while they were writing the new stuff.

    I honestly believe life would be easier if people were not greedy.
  • irish Todayis... 2012/09/26 10:24:41
    irish
    i agree.
  • kyle 2012/09/22 20:58:36
    kyle
    +1
    how can a successful businesses avoids paying taxes?
  • irish kyle 2012/09/23 12:48:14
    irish
    +1
    loop holes.
  • kyle irish 2012/09/26 20:03:22
    kyle
    +1
    i get it know. they make millions and they think they don't have to pay taxes . if people know about this they won't buy more Microsoft products
  • irish kyle 2012/09/26 21:40:36
    irish
    +1
    americans?? you know americans don't care.
  • kyle irish 2012/09/28 03:50:58
    kyle
    +1
    they don't care if they don't pay taxes as long as computer distracting them form the news
  • irish kyle 2012/09/28 10:18:02
    irish
    +1
    isn't that the truth?
  • gkirmani 2012/09/22 19:14:13
    gkirmani
    +2
    first of tell me .......is it only MICROSOFt...........i think their are host of t=other
  • DeeB gkirmani 2012/09/22 19:45:26
    DeeB
    +1
    That's a given!!
  • MichaelJ 2012/09/22 16:25:17 (edited)
    MichaelJ
    +1
    I'm sure that everything that Microsoft did was entirely legal. They have hundreds of lobbists in Washington DC to ensure that they get those loop holes and tax breaks and the primary reason Congress will NEVER allow our tax code to be changed. That is where their true power is.

    Of course there IS one group (TEA) that is COMMITTED to removing the power of Congress to continue to do so. Why do you think both democrats and republican leaders have put so much effort into convincing Americans they are radicals?
  • irish MichaelJ 2012/09/22 17:36:06
    irish
    +2
    very true. and who started the tea party?? ron paul.
  • MichaelJ irish 2012/09/23 06:40:48
    MichaelJ
    +1
    Absolutely! If we can't have Ron Paul as President, we can support people for Congress that know he is right.
  • irish MichaelJ 2012/09/23 12:48:45
  • DeeB 2012/09/22 15:31:56
    DeeB
    +3
    No problem the little people will pay for the billionaire corporations, don't worry about it, this is why we have slaves!!
  • irish DeeB 2012/09/22 15:38:19
    irish
    +1
    well if they don't pay their fair share then they have no right to use our roads,bridges or buildings that are up kept by our meager dollars.
  • DeeB irish 2012/09/22 16:13:56
    DeeB
    +2
    LOL! You are talking about the people that own this country. Remember, We didn't build it!!
  • irish DeeB 2012/09/22 17:36:26
    irish
    +1
    oh forgive me,LOL
  • dear•LT13☻ 2012/09/22 15:30:13
    dear•LT13☻
    +3
    subtitled: - Why America remains broke.
  • irish dear•LT13☻ 2012/09/22 15:37:31
    irish
    +2
    well said.
  • Grabitz 2012/09/22 15:23:29
    Grabitz
    +2
    Yeah give the rich more tax breaks . Romney loves it .
  • irish Grabitz 2012/09/22 15:25:19

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