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Google ile ilgili Avrupa’da yayınlanan tüm haberleri sitemde paylaşmaya karar verdim. TechCrunch’ta yayınlanan French financial prosecutor went dark for a year to investigate Google France haberinin detayını okuyabilirsiniz. French financial prosecutor went dark for a year to investigate Google France haberi…


 

Yahoo was caught by wonder. A week ago, almost 100 employees of France’s equivalent of the IRS (Direction g? n? rale des Finances) raided Google’s office in Paris for a duty non-compliance investigation. French financial prosecutor? liane Houlette advised Europe 1 that her team had been privately working on this rezzou for practically 12 a few months. Google may be experienced with a $1. eight billion fine (EUR1. 6th billion).

Houlette and her team have been a lttle bit paranoid with this research. Given Google’s size and reach, they has recently been extra cautious, as Yahoo couldn’t find out about an future raid in its office in Paris. You no longer want the company to begin obfuscating files before you even have an opportunity to look at them.

That’s why most people at the DGF didn’t even know Houlette was getting serious about this investigation. Her team used the codename “Tulip” when talking about Google, referring to the flowers in the Holland.

“We’ve dealt [with this investigation] in complete secret given this company’s business, ” Houlette told Europe 1. “In order to protect this secret, we decided that we would give another name to Google and never pronounce Google’s name — Tulip. And we now have worked offline on this investigation for practically a year. We used one computer, but only as a word processor. inches

The ending result is terabytes of data. Is actually going to take a few months, or even years to process all this data, according to Houlette.

A large number of have asked whether England is willing to do a tax deal similar to the U. P. French finance minister Michel Sapin told Reuters that there won’t be any deal. Houlette went even further and declared that France’s legislation doesn’t work this way and there’s no way the French authorities could make a package with Google.

So it leaves one likelihood — a trial. Things could get ugly as this trial could go on and on for years. It might hurt France’s image in regards to doing business in France. Houlette is also mindful of that, so discussing find out if the financial prosecutor will find an alternative that won’t be an offer nor a trial.

France’s investigation against Google’s taxes schemes started in 2011. According to Google, the company doesn’t do much business in France. This has an office and a marketing team, but no sales team. Which why the majority of Google France’s income goes to Google’s European HQ in Ireland in europe and the company does not pay much tax in France.

Google then transmits the majority of Google Ireland Limited’s money to Google Holland Holdings BV, so that this other subsidiary can send the bucks to Yahoo Ireland Holdings.

Despite the name, Google Ireland Holdings’ cost center is within Short and is called Yahoo Bermuda Unlimited. And which how you will ending up making money in France while keeping your money in Bermuda, where corporate tax doesn’t even exist.

Many European companies use more or less the same process to lower tax rates — and it’s legal. Although the primary issue with Yahoo in France is that the DGF thinks Yahoo is doing more than just marketing in Portugal. Some Irish contracts could be French and can be subject to French income taxes. Hence the investigation.