Tax Issues

U.S. Sides with Tax-Avoiding Companies

U.S. Sides with Tax-Avoiding Companies

July 23, 2015 (Houston, TX) - Bloomberg reports that the Obama administration handed a victory to U.S. companies that minimize taxes by establishing a foreign domicile, suggesting that virtually all of them are still eligible for U.S. government contracts.

The Department of Homeland Security last year endorsed a legal memorandum that argued in part that a 2002 law banning such companies from federal contracts was invalid. Although President Barack Obama later began publicly criticizing the tax maneuvers known as corporate inversions, there is no sign that he has reversed the department’s decision.

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