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Albermarle: Refund Claims Relating to Foreign Tax Credits

Volume 2 No 8   /   Read Article

By Philip R. Hirschfeld and Andrew P. Mitchel

We analyze a recent U.S. Court of Appeals case, Albemarle Corp. v. United States, that affirmed certain refund claims were barred by the statute of limitations. The case involved withholding taxes on payments of interest to Albemarle Corp. from its Belgian subsidiary during the years 1997 to 2001. The court held that the taxpayer’s claims for refunds, attributable to foreign tax credits, were time-barred in certain years.  See more →