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Big tech moans about paying tax
Published in News
Tuesday, 20 August 2019 11:08

Big tech moans about paying tax


Calls on the US government for protection

After refusing to pay tax in Europe for ages, Big Tech is so upset by the French demanding a piddling three percent on profits that it is asking for the US government to help.

Rockstar pays no UK corporation tax
Published in Gaming
Tuesday, 30 July 2019 12:33

Rockstar pays no UK corporation tax


Daylight robbery

Rockstar North, the Edinburgh-based developer of Grand Theft Auto, has paid no corporation tax over the past decade, despite making billions in revenue for its parent company Take-Two Interactive.

France approves internet giant tax
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Monday, 08 July 2019 11:45

France approves internet giant tax


Nasty roast beef eating Americans we strike you roughly with a baguette

France’s lower house of parliament approved Thursday a small, pioneering tax on internet giants like Google, Amazon and Facebook -- and the French government hopes other countries will follow suit.

G20 agree on tech giants' tax loopholes
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Looks like they will finally pay a bit of tax – eventually

The group of 20 finance ministers - the G20 - agreed to compile common rules to close loopholes used by global tech giants such as Facebook to reduce their corporate taxes.

Google pays EU more in fines than in tax
Published in News
Thursday, 07 February 2019 12:08

Google pays EU more in fines than in tax


Must be cheaper not to pay

Search engine Google is paying the EU more in fines than it does in tax.

Apple surrenders to the French on tax
Published in News
Tuesday, 05 February 2019 12:14

Apple surrenders to the French on tax


Although it is a question of who surrendered to whom

US technology giant Apple said it had reached a deal with France to pay an undeclared amount of back-dated tax however no one seems to be saying how much it paid.

France orders Google to surrender $57 million
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First head rolls under GDPR rules

French regulators have fined Google nearly $57 million for violating Europe’s strict new data privacy rules.

Trump creates a 10 percent tax on tech
Published in News
Tuesday, 27 November 2018 13:56

Trump creates a 10 percent tax on tech


Even Apple will pay tax

President Donald (Prince of Orange) Trump suggested he could place a 10 percent tariff on smartphones and laptops imported from China, he said in an interview with the Wall Street Journal.

Three European countries want big tech to avoid tax
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Denmark, Ireland and Sweden block French moves

French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire's efforts to get the European Union colleagues around a new tax on tech giants have stalled.

UK will tax tech giants
Published in News
Tuesday, 30 October 2018 11:52

UK will tax tech giants


Two per cent but it is better than nothing


Technology giants will have to pay more tax in the UK under new government regulations.