The IRS has accused the company of failing to pay Facebook more than 9 billion in taxes, a lawsuit the Department has filed a San Francisco.
In the controller I believe that Facebook has avoided paying taxes through its Irish subsidiary.
The IRS claims that the company understated the value of intellectual property, which it in 2010, sold its Irish subsidiary, the amount of the transaction amounted to 6,5 bln.
In Ireland, the lower rate of income tax than in the U.S. (12.5% versus 35%).
In Facebook explain that they were forced to reduce the cost sold in Ireland assets, as the company had significant risks associated with its international financial exchange.
It is expected that the trial will last 3-4 weeks.
In the case of proof of guilt of the company, she will have to pay $ 9 billion in taxes and the interest on them.