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Facebook Says IRS Unfairly Blocked Tax Appeal

Law360, New York (November 8, 2017, 8:57 PM EST) -- Facebook Inc. says the Internal Revenue Service is unjustly denying its right to appeal the agency’s decision to adjust its taxes following an audit of its 2008 to 2010 tax years, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday in California federal court.

The social media giant claims that the denial of the appeal may be retaliation for Facebook’s refusal to voluntarily extend the statute of limitations for a sixth time.

“The IRS has never provided Facebook an explanation of why IRS Counsel concluded providing Facebook access to...
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Case Information

Case Title

Facebook, Inc. and Subsidiaries v. Internal Revenue Service et al

Case Number



California Northern

Nature of Suit

Other Statutes: Administrative Procedures Act/Review or Appeal of Agency Decision


Laurel Beeler

Date Filed

November 8, 2017

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