Marvel Comics $16M Super Mutant Tax Trouble

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Not even superheroes can save Marvel Entertainment LLC from the IRS who assessed the comic company $16.6 million in tax deficiencies due the company harvesting losses from bankrupt companies. Marvel Entertainment Group Inc and some of its subsidiaries filed for bankruptcy in 1996 and there remained approximately $97 million of net operating losses (“nol’s”) which were then carried forward to the successor company the Marvel Group in 1998. As a result the Marvel group was able to reduce taxable income with these nol’s for the years 1999-2004. According to the IRS their method of doing so was a no-no. Something tells me that his superhero magnate is not down for the count just yet…

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