One of the world’s most innovative hedge funds and the Internal Revenue Service reached an agreement on a massive tax and penalty bill that may reach $7 billion on Thursday.
Back taxes, interest, and penalties will be deducted from this amount. According to the Wall Street Journal, Simons, who established Renaissance and is widely regarded as a pioneer for his quantitative approach to investing, will pay an additional $670 million.
According to a source with knowledge of the deal, the settlement, which includes transactions made by the hedge fund over a 10-year period, may be worth up to $7 billion in total. It is one of the biggest federal tax disputes in the history of the United States of America.
It is anticipated that current and past investors in a limited number of Renaissance funds, including the Medallion fund would make billions in payments to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Between 2005 and 2015, seven individuals who served on the firm’s board of directors, as well as their spouses, contributed to the company’s capital. Moreover, according to the letter, Mr. Simons will make an additional payment of $670 million on top of his obligations as a member of the group.
The exact amount of the compensation was not disclosed by the company when it announced the settlement. The amount of unpaid taxes in the issue, according to an estimate by a Senate investigative committee in 2014, may exceed $7 billion.