Google escapes 1.1bln-euro French tax demand

A Paris administrative court has ruled against the French tax administration claim for back-payments on taxes it claimed were due for the period 2005-2010 when Google and its subsidiary in Ireland were selling a service for inserting online ads to clients in France for years through the California tech giant's search engine.

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A French court handed Google’s parent company, Alphabet, a reprieve from a 1.11-billion-euro ($1.27bn) tax bill on Wednesday in a major victory for the tech giant, reports The Guardian.