Keyword: taxes

Facebook to pay 106m euros in back taxes to France

The French subsidiary of Facebook, which employs 208 people, is to pay the French tax authorities 106 million euros in back taxes and penalties following an audit of its activities over the period 2009-20018, and which appears to be centred on a dispute over where the company declared local sales revenue.

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France, US agree truce over digital tax dispute

The dispute which began last year with France's planned levy of up to three percent on revenues earned by US tech companies in France, and which Washington  threatened to retaliate against with higher tariffs on imports of French goods, de-escalated this week with both sides agreeing on negotiations that may continue throughoiut the year.

France targets Airbnb in tax crackdown

Economy minister Bruno Le Maire said France and Germany would join forces to tackle what he called 'digital platforms' escaping taxes on their business activities in France, notably citing Airbnb as a target.

Google unpaid taxes: France seeks €1.6bn from search giant

News came as US company's boss Sundar Pichai arrived in Paris where he was due to meet France's economy minister Emmanuel Macron.

Hollande promises growth, lower taxes in 2016

The French president said tax cuts 'will depend on the growth rate' France achieves in 2016, while pledging growth 'will be stronger' next year.

France's Hollande says recovery will lead to lower taxes

The period of reform is not over yet but there is an economic turnaround, insists the French president as he marks two years in office. 

French PM pledges 'deep reform' of tax system

Embattled Jean-Marc Ayrault, while not promising tax cuts, launches a plan of national consultations to improve the just application of taxes.

France to postpone contested new truck tax 'by six months'

Unpopular eco-tax will be implemented next July after local and European elections, says newspaper, as protests against green measure continue.

Qatar's expanding tax-free property empire in France

Qatar now owns an estimated 6.3bln euros-worth of property in France, encouraged by a controversial deal that offered it tax-free profits from sales.

French pensions: big problem, small reform

PM Jean-Marc Ayrault has ruled out raising the minimum retirement age and left the door open to tax rises in order to trim the annual shortfall.

France plans 6 billion-euro tax hike in 2014

French finance minister Pierre Moscovici said most of the additional tax revenue will come from higher value-added and corporate taxes.

France to raise an extra 6 billion euros in taxes

The French budget minister says an extra 6 billion euros in taxes will be raised next year to make up for a shortfall in government finances.

Brigitte Bardot threatens Russia move in bid to save elephants

French cinema icon and animal rights campaigner says she will apply for Russian citizenship unless slaughter of two sick circus elephants is stopped.

Putin grants tax-exile Depardieu Russian nationality

The actor, who recently announced he was moving to Belgium to flee French taxes, is offered Russian citizenship in a decree by President Putin.

French 2013 budget taxes richest, cuts spending

French PM Jean-Marc Ayrault announces "a combat budget" of tax increases and spending cuts for 2013, with new tax levies on high earners.