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Google’s change of heart

25 January 2016
Issue: 4535 / Categories: News , Business

Google to pay back taxes.

Google has announced that it will pay £130m in back taxes.
A Google spokesperson said: "After a six-year audit by the tax authority we are paying the amount of tax that HMRC agree we should pay. Governments make tax law the tax authorities enforce the law and Google complies with the law."
An HMRC spokesperson said: “We never comment on the tax affairs of businesses or individuals and we cannot disclose what we are doing with particular businesses. We intensively manage the tax risks posed by multinationals. 
“We do not do deals – we only resolve disputes by agreement if the taxpayer pays the full amount of tax (and interest and penalties if relevant) otherwise we will go to the tribunal and courts.”

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