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Tuesday February 02, 2016

France Rules Out Negotiating With Google Over Back Taxes

I guess it's time for Google to pay up or pack up and get out of France. Does anyone know why companies like Google and Facebook even have offices in France?

French Finance Minister Michel Sapin on Tuesday ruled out striking a deal with Google over back taxes as the British government recently did with the U.S. internet giant. "French tax authorities do not negotiate the amount of taxes owed, there is a discussion underway about which rules apply, that's perfectly legitimate," Sapin told journalists on the sidelines of a finance sector conference.