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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Yahoo To Avoid Billions In Taxes By Spinning Off Alibaba Stake

YahooFollowing up on yesterday's post, How Yahoo Might Sell Billions in Alibaba Stock and Pay No Taxes

https://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/2015/01/yahoo-to-avoid-billions.html

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I suppose it is correct to say Yahoo "avoids" US tax but that's only because Yahoo has passed on that potential tax liability to SpinCo in the proposed transaction. Taken together, Yahoo and SpinCo are in no better US tax position than Yahoo is before the transaction.

Posted by: Gandalf | Jan 28, 2015 6:11:24 AM