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French government, on appeal, to belastingzaak against Google

French government, on appeal, to belastingzaak against Google

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The French government is in appeal in a lawsuit against Google. It was decided by the court recently that Google have no outstanding tax to pay.

That tells the French minister of the budget Gerald Darmanin in response to a kamervraag, according to Reuters.

“We appealed against the decision so as to stand up for the interests of the state,” says Damanin.

The judge ruled earlier this week in a lawsuit between Google and the French tax authorities. That last found that there were arrears of tax from the period 2005 to 2010 needed to be paid. The court decided that the amount of the tax does not have to be paid.

An advisor of the court suggested that Google is not permanently in France was established during the period in question and therefore not the amount concerned would have to pay.

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