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Google overseas tax bill rises as UK sales hit $5.6 bn

Last Updated: Thursday, February 13, 2014, 20:56

Google has said its UK sales hit USD 5.64 billion in 2013, a rise of 16 percent on the previous year -- its lowest growth rate in three years.

Google to be tried in UK for bypassing Apple`s browser to snoop-on user data

Last Updated: Friday, January 17, 2014, 14:27

Search giant Google would now be tried in the UK for allegations that it illegally tracked users bypassing privacy settings in Apple`s Safari browser.

Google pays $55 million tax in Britain on 2012 sales of $5 billion

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 01, 2013, 09:27

Google, which has been grilled twice in the past year by a UK parliamentary committee over its tax practices, had a UK tax bill of 35 million pounds (USD 55 million) in 2012, on sales of US D4.9 billion to British customers, its accounts showed.

US-based Google claims immunity from UK privacy laws

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 20, 2013, 21:23

The search giant has already been slammed for failing to pay tax in the UK where it is believed to draw huge revenue and the latest case only suggests that the site is making up rules to suit itself.

US-based Google claims immunity from UK privacy laws

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 20, 2013, 15:16

Search giant Google has reportedly claimed that it is immune to British laws and its privacy case that alleges the site to be illegally tracking internet users, should be tried outside the UK.

Google under fire from UK authorities over privacy policy

Last Updated: Friday, July 05, 2013, 19:45

The UK authorities have reportedly criticized search engine site Google for its privacy policies and have warned the site of `enforcement actions` if the policies are not reformed.

Google will pay more if British tax laws are changed: Eric Schmidt

Last Updated: Monday, May 27, 2013, 14:26

Google has been criticized for allegedly evading taxes revealing payments of 3.4 million pounds in tax.

Google boss defends UK tax bill

Last Updated: Monday, April 22, 2013, 14:27

Google has come under closer scrutiny in several European nations where cash-strapped governments are increasingly wary of being shortchanged on tax revenue.

Google sues British telecoms group over patent infringement

Last Updated: Friday, February 15, 2013, 11:27

Google claimed that the London-based firm in California violated four of its patents.

UK govt considering tax clampdown on Google and Amazon

Last Updated: Sunday, December 02, 2012, 20:29

The Parliamentary Committee has accused Google, Amazon and Starbucks of being ‘immoral’ in paying low levels of corporation tax, the report added.

Google denies conducting immoral tax practices in UK

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 28, 2012, 12:48

As Matt Brittin fought back against suggestions that multinationals are ‘immoral’, he said it was down to politicians to legislate if they wanted to force change.

Google to be grilled for ‘avoiding paying 218 mn pounds in tax’ in UK

Last Updated: Monday, August 13, 2012, 16:54

Company accounts showed that last year Google raked in 2.6 billion pounds in revenues from its UK operations, which are officially based in Ireland.