The tax authorities will pay 20 million to Microsoft France, with interest

Microsoft won a trial against French tax and should be reimbursed of EUR 20 million for relief for the 1999-2001 period, not to mention 4 million of interest.

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The Administrative Tribunal of Versailles has given reason to Microsoft France in the trial against the tax authorities. Indeed, tax services will have to reimburse Microsoft 20 million for relief to the company for the period 1999-2001. The Express, reported information, adds that the tax authorities must also pay 4 million euros of interest to Microsoft France according to this judgment.

Also, the appeal of the Ministry of the Budget was dismissed on February 16. As a last resort, the Department could decide to enter the Council of State to challenge this decision. But Microsoft is also within two other controls of the tax authorities. One first on the 2002-2004 period for which the administration claimed the company relief of€ 1.2 million. And a second for the years 2007-2009 for which we have no more information.


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