French attack Google’s tax ‘strategies’ with €1bn demand – time for the UK to act

The French tax authorities are claiming €1bn from Google after completing an investigation of its tax strategies.

According to Agence France Presse, Google  reported €192.9m of revenue in France in 2012, and paid just €6.5m in tax on a net profit of €8.3m.  Media reports state that much of Google’s French revenue passes through a Dutch-registered […]

By |February 5th, 2014|Privacy, Tax|0 Comments|

Is the Treasury being leant on by Google?

We understand from the BBC that the Treasury is angry at what it calls “grandstanding” by Margaret Hodge and her committee over foreign companies and taxation.  Apparently the Treasury thinks big business will be put off coming to Britain because of the threat of public humiliation at the hands of Hodge and the Public […]

By |January 23rd, 2014|Tax|0 Comments|

Hodge wants HMRC to get stuck into Google

Margaret Hodge MP, chair of the influential House of Commons Public Accounts Committee, wants our tax officials to clamp down on Google.

She says that Britain has an official tax gap of £350bn excluding the amount owed by Google, Amazon and Starbucks .  Google says it abides by the law but tax officials have confirmed […]

By |December 19th, 2013|Tax|0 Comments|