Google avoid megaboete in France

Google avoid megaboete in France

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Google have a demanded fine of 1.1 billion euros of the French court not to pay. The search giant has been suspected of tax evasion.

That certain a court in Paris on Wednesday, writes Reuters.

Google won the lawsuit against the French tax authorities, who felt that the fine had to be paid for past due taxes in the period 2005 to 2010.

The tax authorities in France, claimed that Google is the tax still owed, because the company, through its search engine, a service offered for online ads to French customers.

The sales was extended to the European headquarters in Ireland, making the company less tax would have to pay in France. The tax authorities saw that as evasion, but the judge was disagree, because the department of Google not from France operates. The tax office is considering an appeal.


The beginning of 2016 got Google a penalty imposed on unpaid taxes. The company had 130 million pounds to pay after an audit by the Uk authorities.

Google and other tech are more often criticized because they are using complicated structures tax would avoid. The European headquarters of Google in Ireland, because of the favorable tax environment there. Other corporate offices, such as those from Apple, are there registered.

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