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Google could face claim for billions of euros in back taxes following raid on Paris offices

Google could face a claim for billions of euros in back taxes after 100 police and tax investigators raided the company’s offices in Paris as part of an investigation into alleged systematic fraud.

Facebook didn?t pay a whole lot in Irish taxes last year

Facebook's MAIN IRISH arm paid €3.4 million in tax to the Exchequer last year on sales of €4.8 billion booked through its local operations. Accounts recently filed for Facebook Ireland Limited showed a 64% rise in turnover recorded for its subsidiary compared to the figures for 2013. The company paid €2.3 million in corporate taxes that year.
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File-sharing 'mastermind' charged

US authorities have charged a Ukrainian man alleged to be the mastermind of the world's biggest online piracy website. Artem Vaulin, who is said to be the owner of the file-sharing site Kickass Torrents (KAT), is accused of Money Laundering and infringing copyright.
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Google: new concerns raised about political influence by senior ‘revolving door’ jobs

Google stands accused of employing former goverment officials in order to get close to government.
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Steuervermeidung: EU-Registrierkasse f?r Konzerne

On Thursday EU-commissioner Pierre Moscovici presented a plan to prevent legal tax evasion of multinational companies. It is estimated annual 50 to 70 billion Euro of taxes are missed. Currently especially Google is questioned as it is confronted with accusation of tax fraud by Italy and Great Britain.

Station Princess Elisabeth: L'Inspection des Finances évoque des manipulations financières à ...

A recent report by the Financial Inspection Agency accused the International Polar Foundation of manipulating its budget. Elke Sleurs, Secretary of State for Scientific Policy, demands clear explanations before agreeing to settle several outstanding bills.
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