In 2010, Congress codified the economic substance doctrine, but left numerous unanswered questions for taxpayers on how to apply the doctrine. Along with codifying the economic substance doctrine, Congress also enacted strict liability...
"Tax avoidance involves arrangement of a transaction in order to obtain a tax advantage, benefit, or reduction in a manner unintended by the tax law. It is an unacceptable manipulation of the law which is unlike legitimate tax mitigation. Mitigation...
A front-page article in Sunday's New York Times (" How Apple Sidesteps Billions in Taxes ") is getting quite the buzz.
A couple of things about the article. While the Times piece recognizes that there is nothing illegal about the techniques...