Above: Google tax deal heralds global showdown | FT Comment - Published Jan 28, 2016
- Google tax: David Cameron defends £130m UK tax deal - BBC News Google agreed to pay £130m of tax dating back to 2005 to HMRC, which said it was the "full tax due in law". But European MPs have described it as a "very bad deal" and Labour said it amounted to a 3% tax rate.
- European Commission to examine Google’s UK tax deal - FT.com
- EU mulls probe of U.K. Google tax deal as Italy investigates - San Jose Mercury News: "Ricardo Cardoso, spokesman for EU competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager, said that "we will look into it and then decide where to move from there.""
Google has cleverly planted dozens of their people in White House, Downing St, other governments.— Rupert Murdoch (@rupertmurdoch) January 27, 2016
Most brilliant new lobbying effort yet.
Tech tax breaks facilitated by politicians easily awed by Valley ambassadors like Google chairman Schmidt eg, posh boys in Downing St.@— Rupert Murdoch (@rupertmurdoch) January 27, 2016
Global tech companies making enormous profits most places, funnelling $$ thru tax havens. Unless stopped will ruin local businesses who pay.— Rupert Murdoch (@rupertmurdoch) January 27, 2016
Tweets about "Google tax deal"Google et al broke no tax laws. Now paying token amounts for p r purposes. Won't work. Need strong new laws to pay like the rest of us.— Rupert Murdoch (@rupertmurdoch) January 27, 2016