The French tax administration had argued that Google was required to pay taxes in France for 2005-2010 because the American company and its Irish subsidiary sold a service for inserting online ads to clients in France through its Google search engine.During a hearing in the tax case last month, an independent magistrate proposed that the most fitting solution for the dispute was wiping out, but pointed to the "shortcomings of the current legal basis."Wednesday's ruling comes amid mounting criticism that the tech firms and other major U.S. companies have scrimped on their tax bills through a variety of accounting maneuvers that have rankled governments around the world.
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- French court annuls Google's $1.27 billion back tax bill
By PHILIPPE SOTTO, Associated Press - Wednesday Jul 12, 2017
- French court annuls Google’s $1.27 billion back tax bill
By Philippe Sotto - Wednesday Jul 12, 2017
PARIS — A French court annulled a $1.27 billion tax adjustment imposed on Google by France’s tax authorities, saying Wednesday that the way the Mountain View firm operates in France allows it to be exempt from most taxes.The French tax administration had argued that Google was required to pay taxes in France for 2005-10 because the company and its Irish subsidiary sold a service for inserting online ads to clients in France through its search engine.The court added that Google France doesn’t have the human resources or the technical means to allow it to carry out the contentious advertising services on its own.In their ruling, the judges noted that the ads ordered by French clients could not be put online by the employees of Google France themselves because any ad orders ultimately needed approval from Google Ireland Limited.Wednesday’s ruling comes amid mounting criticism that the tech firms and other major U.S. companies have scrimped on their tax bills through a variety of accounting maneuvers that have rankled governments around the world.
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By Laura Northrup - Wednesday Jul 26, 2017
This tax season, you may remember Consumerist reminding you to file as early as possible, especially if you were expecting a refund or receiving certain tax credits aimed at lower-income Americans. New anti-fraud measures taken by the Internal Revenue Service and better awareness of the problem have apparently helped: The IRS reports that tax refund fraud has decreased.That …
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By MICAH MAIDENBERG and AURELIEN BREEDEN - Wednesday Jul 12, 2017
The case focused on Google’s use of a subsidiary in Ireland. A court in Paris said the technology giant was not liable for the back taxes.
- Mad about the tampon tax? Try a subscription box
By Emma Hinchliffe - Tuesday Jun 20, 2017
Despite surges of activism around the issue, the tampon tax is alive and well.
The sales tax on sanitary products—a tax that isn't applied to many kinds of condoms or any products that mostly men use—was upheld in Australia this week. In the United States, sales tax is still applied to feminine hygiene products in all but seven states.
While Australia's decision disappointed activists, there is one group that can make the best of it: period subscription services.
Some subscription services, where you sign up and get organic tampons and maybe chocolate delivered to your door every month, are marketing themselves as a way to ensure your unfair tax dollars are used for good. Read more...More about Tampon Tax, Womens Health, Subscription Box, Business, and Startups