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3 billion 900 million! Google was fined for double-handedness

via:博客园     time:2019/9/13 9:30:40     readed:107

Author:Q.

According to foreign media reports, the Office of the French Financial Prosecutor revealed thatGoogle has agreed to pay a fine of 500 million euros (3.9 billion yuan) to France to end France's financial fraud investigation.

Like many technology companies, almost all of Google's revenue in the European market goes to its Irish subsidiary, which pays only a small amount of tax, which makes European countries very unhappy, especially Britain and France.

As early as February 2017, France had asked Google to pay up to 1.6 billion euros in taxes. French police and tax officials raided Google's French headquarters in May of that year and kept checking whether Google concealed part of its business revenue in France to avoid taxes.

Google said that after paying a fine of 500 million euros, all disputes between Google and France will be resolved once and for all.

In January 2016, Google agreed to pay nearly £130 million in taxes to the UK for nearly a decade.

In May 2017, Google agreed to pay Italy 306 million euros in fines for 2012 / 2015.

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