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Open Text Corp. says it has reached a deal with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service to settle a US$830-million claim related to its taxable income for its 2010 and 2012 financial years.

Under the agreement, Open Text will pay US$290-million to the IRS in U.S. federal taxes and interest.

The company says the settlement also eliminates about US$90-million in future withholding taxes that OpenText had expected to pay over the next 10 years.

Open Text expects the settlement to result in a US$290-million charge for the quarter ended Dec. 31, the second quarter of its 2021 financial year.

In connection with the settlement, Open Text says it also expects to make certain associated state tax and interest payments of US$10-million to US$15-million in the 2021 calendar year.

Open Text says it believes the settlement to be in the best interest of all stakeholders and provides finality to a long-standing matter.

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