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Google's Paris Office Raided In Tax Investigation

French investigators are seeking information about whether Google has been evading its tax obligations.

Google headquarters in Mountain View, Calif.
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Google headquarters in Mountain View, Calif.

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fr3d
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7/19/2016 | 9:34:55 AM
Re: The Downfalls of Going Global
I don't think Google gonna pay tax. I live in France and all big companies are based in Ireland to save money (Facebook, Twiter, Google, Apple...).

France tax too muck companies (the big one and the little one). You must to be crazy to create a start up in France!!
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5/27/2016 | 8:25:21 AM
The Downfalls of Going Global
"Other countries in Europe have been trying to extract more taxes from US companies. Italy last year won a €318 million ($355 million) tax settlement from Apple. In January 2016, the UK reached a deal with Google to pay £130 million ($191 million) in back taxes following a six-year investigation. "

 

It isn't' surprising to hear that a company works the system to pay as little in taxes as they can, we complain here that US companies go offshore to avoid paying taxes here but we don't give much thought to the fact that they pay as little as possible anywhere that they open an office. Governments give them incentives to do business then act shocked when the company does to them what they have done to every other country/state/municipality. I look at this and think about how much further ahead in the game big companies are compared to tax rules anywhere.

 
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