> Warren Buffett Blog: Warren Buffett on outsourcing

Monday, May 5, 2014

Warren Buffett on outsourcing

It has just gotten way out of hand because tax rates are so low in certain countries. 

And there are some companies, particularly when you are dealing with intellectual property, where you can set up a rationale to say your earnings are taking place in Ireland or Bermuda or something like that, when they are really originating in large part here. Those companies pile up huge cash balances overseas, and then they say, Give us a tax free period and we will bring it back. But that would of course just induce them to do more of that over there once they find out they can get away with it. It's a crazy situation, but it has developed over the years. That part of the tax code has really got to be looked at hard at some point.