09/18/2015 01:18 EDT | Updated 09/18/2015 01:59 EDT

Coca-Cola To IRS: We Don't Plan To Pay $3.3-Billion Tax Bill

NEW YORK -- Coca-Cola says it was notified by the IRS that it owes $3.3 billion U.S. more in federal taxes, as well as interest, for 2007 to 2009.

The Atlanta-based company says in a regulatory filing Friday that it believe the assessments are without merit and plans to pursue "all administrative and judicial remedies necessary to resolve the matter.''

The maker of Sprite, Dasani, Powerade and other drinks says the disagreement is over how much of the money it makes from licensing products overseas should be considered be considered taxable income in the U.S.

Coca-Cola Co. says it was notified that a recommendation has been made to the IRS's chief counsel that the matter be designated for litigation.

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