French state claims €1 billion in taxes from Google

While the President of the French Republic, François Hollande, and the executive chairman of Google debated over the creation of a “Google tax”, the French direction générale des Impôts(the nation’s central governmental tax agency) sent a registered letter to Google last week asking for €1 billion in back taxes over its profits for the last four […]

Google, French Newspapers Spar Over Proposed Tax

In a letter sent to several French ministerial offices last week, internet search engine giant Google threatened to de-index French media sites in protest of the proposed “Google tax” that stems from a French report suggesting the measure. Proposed as a possible method of addressing “cultural menaces posed by the digital world,” the tax would […]