IRS slashes OSG claim

DECEMBER 20, 2013 — In a filing with the SEC yesterday, battered tanker giant Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc. (OTC:OSGIQ) said that the IRS has reduced its claim for back taxes from approximately $463 million to about $264 million.

Here's what the 8K says:

"As previously reported, on November 14, 2012, Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc. ("OSG") and certain of its subsidiaries filed voluntary petitions for reorganization under Chapter 11 of Title 11 of the U.S. Code in the Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware (the "Bankruptcy Court").

"On December 19, 2013, the Internal Revenue Service (the "IRS") filed with the Bankruptcy Court-appointed claims agent claim number 1654, an amended proof of claim (the "Amended Proof of Claim"), a priority claim against OSG for corporate income tax and interest for the years 2004, 2005, 2009, 2010 and 2011, in the amount of $264,277,962.29. The Amended Proof of Claim amends claim number 82 (the "Initial Proof of Claim"), in the amount of $463,013,177.63. The Amended Proof of Claim reflects the result of extensive discussions between representatives of OSG and the IRS concerning the calculation of OSG's tax liability and follows OSG's agreement (subject to Bankruptcy Court approval) on December 13, 2013 with a notice of proposed adjustment issued by the IRS, which provides that OSG will include additional taxable income under Section 956 of the Internal Revenue Code in respect of 2010 and 2011. On December 19, 2013, the IRS additionally filed with the Bankruptcy Court-appointed claims agent claim number 1653, an amended administrative claim (the "Amended Administrative Claim"), an administrative claim against OSG for corporate income tax, interest and penalties for 2012, in the amount of $1,659,739.94. The Amended Administrative Claim amends claim number 1650 (the "Initial Administrative Claim"), in the amount of $1,654,764.80."

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