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Google wins challenge against 1.1 billion-euro French tax bill

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PARIS (Reuters) - A French court ruled on Wednesday that Google was not liable to pay 1.1 billion euros ($1.3 billion) in back taxes demanded by the French authorities.The Paris administrative court ruled that Google Ireland Limited was not subject to corporate and value-added taxes for the period 2005-2010, striking down the tax administration's demands for back payments.The ruling in favour of Google, now part of Alphabet Inc , followed a court adviser's recommendation that Google did not have a "permanent establishment" or sufficient taxable presence to justify the bill. [nL8N1JB4V4]In a ...

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First Published: Thu, July 13 2017. 00:52 IST