UK MP on Google tax avoidance scheme: ‘I think that you do evil’

Google and Amazon came under fierce attack from MPs and tax campaigners after fresh whistleblower allegations put further strain on claims by the internet giants that their multibillion-pound UK-facing businesses should not be taxed by Revenue & Customs.Margaret Hodge, chair of the public accounts committee, told Google’s northern Europe boss, Matt Brittin, that his company’s behaviour on tax was “devious, calculated and, in my view, unethical”.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2013/may/16/google-told-by-mp-you-do-do-evilAlso see:MPs challenge Google over UK tax reporting
Google has been challenged by MPs over the way it reports its income for tax.The chair of the Public Accounts Committee, Margaret Hodge, said whistleblowers had told her that Google had sold advertising within the UK and invoiced customers in the UK.Google had earlier said that UK customers paid Google in Ireland.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-22551401

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