Microsoft Hacked Tax Policies

Link:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/blog/2009/sep/23/microsoft-tax-avoidance-questions

Info:
Microsoft mainly based at Redmond, Washington State.
Past 13yrs. Microsoft’s software licensing is recorded in Reno, Nevada.
Why?

just to bypass tax on software licensing imposed by Washngton state, Microsoft record its licensing revenue through a Corporate Office in Reno, Nevada where there is no licensing tax. According to estimates Microsoft has avoided paying more than $707 million.
Seattle reported in one of its news that Washington’s Tax Revenue is declining by $238 billion, that complements to $430 billion biennial revenue, deficit is expected to grow further.
Note that Microsoft’s total tax evasion (since it started tax avoidance in Reno, 1997 is more than $446 billion and profit of $124 billion) is large enough to aid this deficit.

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