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Google wins French court case

Alphabet Inc.’s Google won its fight against France's tax authorities and avoided to pay 1.1 billion euros ($1.64 billion) in back taxes.

The Paris Administrative Court ruled that Google Ireland Limited should not pay corporate taxes and VAT for 2005-2010, because it was not a France’s resident in those years. The court decided that the company "does not have a permanent establishment" in France, so there is no need to declare its incomes in the country.

Earlier, the head of the French Ministry for the Economy and Finance said that he would not discuss special tax conditions for Google.

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