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firsttestcase 1 post  |  Last Activity: Dec 7, 2015 3:22 PM Member since: Apr 8, 2005
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  • while it would be nice to think that Verizon and Yahoo have been in talks....the report only indicted that they have NOT been involved in negotiating anything. Perhaps they might in the future...but anyone looking to a decision before the December 9 time frame must rule out Verizon at least for now....

    also it sounds as if Comcast is also not in the picture....

    one wonders if all the discussion of a sale of the core is a bit off base????

    Personally, I think it might be a good idea at the right price as it could coax out the true value of yhoo and not subject the baba holdings to the type of Federal taxation that might impact the planned spin off.

    I have never seen such uncertainty...seems like the IRS should make clear what its tax rules are...particularly when specifically requested. If I were on a jury who had to decide in favor of the IRS or Yhoo in relation to taxation, given the information that I have I would vote in favor of Yhoo. On the other hand, as a tax payer, if the IRS had clear tax rules and used them to charge yhoo tax on the transfer then I would rule in favor of the IRS. The IRS has not acted properly and has already caused economic damage. I am a bit surprised that yhoo has not taken them to court to force a decision based on the files paperwork and before they and shareholders risk loss due to a lack of clarity in the tax code and applicable tax policy.

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