Our investigation into how Microsoft uses a web of shell companies to potentially dodge billions in tax has gained widespread coverage in the world’s media. Australia’s public broadcaster, ABC, ran a story, ‘Minimising tax is legal. A new report accuses Microsoft of doing it on a grand scale’, delves deep into CICTAR’s report and highlights the latest investor push to hold Microsoft to account.
Jason Ward, our principal researcher, was interviewed on CNBC Africa about CICTAR’s findings. The report also garnered interest across Asia, including from Forbes in India, the Hindustan Times, and DNA India, Today and the Business Times in Singapore, Philstar Global and Daily Tribune in the Philippines.
The story also did a good round in French-language media both in France, such as in France 24 and Le Figaro, and beyond, like La Libre in Belgium and Le Journal de Québec in Canada. The specialist computing press also took up the story, such as here in computing.co.uk. This is only a snapshot of the broad coverage the investigation garnered. Stay tuned for more news on Microsoft’s tax dealings and the dodgy doings on other big companies.