This excerpt taken from the GILD 10-Q filed May 6, 2005.
Withholding Taxes. If Gilead is required by law, rule or regulation to withhold taxes from payments due JT hereunder, Gilead shall (i) deduct those taxes from the amount remittable to JT hereunder, (ii) promptly pay the taxes to the proper taxing authority, and (iii)
send evidence of the obligation together with proof of payment to JT within thirty (30) days following that payment to enable JT to claim all foreign tax credits available to it under law. The Parties understand that under the laws and regulations currently in effect, no withholding taxes apply to any payments made under this Agreement. If changes in the applicable laws and regulations result in withholding tax obligations on payments hereunder, the Parties will engage promptly in good faith discussions in order to adopt changes in order to minimize such obligations.