Investigators raid Google Paris HQ in tax evasion inquiry

Dozens of French police raided Google’s Paris headquarters on Tuesday, escalating an investigation into the digital giant on suspicion of tax evasion.Google, which said it was fully complying with French law, is under pressure across Europe from public opinion and governments angry at the way multinationals exploit their presence around the world to minimise the tax they pay.
http://in.reuters.com/article/google-france-investigation-raid-idINKCN0YF1D3Also see:Google offices raided in Paris as prosecutors announce fraud probe
French investigators have raided Google’s Paris headquarters, saying the company is now under investigation for aggravated financial fraud and organised money laundering.In a major escalation of France’s long-running enquiry into Google’s tax affairs, magistrates revealed on Tuesday that the software giant is suspected of evading taxes by failing to declare the full extent of its activities in the country.
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/may/24/google-offices-paris-raided-french-tax-authoritiesGoogle says complies with French law, cooperating with authorities
Google fully complies with French law and is cooperating with French authorities, a spokesman said on Tuesday in response to an ongoing raid at the group’s Paris headquarters.
http://uk.reuters.com/article/us-google-france-investigation-idUKKCN0YF1NK
http://in.reuters.com/article/google-france-investigation-compliance-idINKCN0YF1N1

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