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Google Doesn't Pay Taxes

Tadeusz Szewczyk [PersonRank 10]

Monday, December 21, 2009
9 years ago2,516 views

Google doesn't pay taxes in the UK
technology.timesonline.co.uk/t ...

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

<< Peter Barron, director of communications for Google in northern Europe, said: “Google makes a big investment in the UK, with over 800 employees, and we make a substantial contribution to local and national taxation. But the fact is that our European headquarters is in Dublin. We comply fully with the tax laws in all the countries in which we operate.” >>

Apparently, many other companies (incl. Microsoft and Dell) take advantage of Ireland's low tax rates.

taxresearch.org.uk/Blog/2008/0 ...

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

It's the same debate in France, where French Google AdWords and AdSense users are supposed to give from 800.000.000 to 900.000.000 euros to Google France but the French entity declare to local authorities it earns only 40.000.000 euros / year.

Anyway when you deal with Google for AdSense or AdWords in Europe, you sign a contract with Google Ireland, not Google office in your country.

Tadeusz Szewczyk [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

Yeah, basically Google is a corporation like any other. Earn money where people have it but produce and "pay" taxes where there are none and costs are ridiculous.
Only the middle class is paying real taxes. Others can evade them legally or do not earn much in the first place. People should declare themselves corporations and then they can break the law legally.
Watch thecorporation.com/ to find out how.

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