Internet: Google pays almost a billion euros in France
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Paris (AP) - Google pays almost a billion euros to end years of tax investigations in France. On the one hand, the company will pay a fine of 500 million euros, according to the national finance prosecutor. In addition, Google announces that the company will also pay 465 million euros in taxes. The French tax inspectors had come to the conclusion that the Internet giant had paid too little tax in the country, while a large part of the revenue in Europe is booked through the Irish Google branch.