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France has announced that it wants Google to pay 1.6 billion Euros, equivalent to 1.76 billion US dollars, in back taxes.
Google stands accused of using legal loopholes to minimise the amount of tax they have to pay, something that France says is wrong and is now challenging.
Google’s CEO Sundar Pichai will be going to Paris next week to meet with the French economics minister, presumably to discuss the issue and negotiate a deal.
It is not the first time that Google has found itself in trouble in France. It has also been embroiled in a battle with the French privacy watchdog CNIL, over the “right to be forgotten” law.