Google wins case against France, no more $1.26bn tax liability
Authorities had slapped it with a legal case for managing its French advertising contracts from low-tax Ireland.
However, a Paris court ruled that the tech giant's Irish arm wasn't liable for paying taxes in France.
The European movement against Google
Google operated French advertising contracts ops from low-tax Ireland
This makes it exempt from taxes in France since it has no "permanent establishment" or adequate taxable presence in the country, the court observed.
In 2015, it paid just 6.7m euros ($7.7mn) as corporate taxes in France.
European authorities' new no-nonsense approach towards American tech cos
Italy and Britain have managed to get Google to pay its due taxes, but by striking deals for much lower amounts: hundreds of millions of dollars compared to France's $1.26bn demand.
European authorities are getting tough on American tech companies. Last month, the EU fined Google a whopping 2.4bn euro ($2.7bn) for abusing its power to manipulate search engine results.
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