French Court Strikes Down Google VAT Bill

July 26, 2017 Charles Riordan

On July 12, 2017, the Tribunal Administratif de Paris struck down a bill of more than 1 billion euros assessed by the French government against Google for back taxes, including VAT. The Tribunal found in particular that Google did not have sufficient human and technical resources in France to subject the company to VAT; instead, the Tribunal held that Google was based in Ireland and merely carried out certain operations in France. The French government has stated that it will analyze the judgment with an eye towards a possible appeal.

The post French Court Strikes Down Google VAT Bill appeared first on Sovos.

About the Author

Charles Riordan is a member of the Tax Research team at Sovos Compliance specializing in international taxation, with a focus on Value Added Tax systems in the European Union. Charles received his J.D. from Boston College Law School in 2013 and is an active member of the Massachusetts Bar.

More Content by Charles Riordan
Previous Article
Germany Publishes Guidelines on VAT Exemption for Frozen Gametes

The Federal Ministry of Finance has released guidance related to a VAT exemption on storage fees for frozen...

Next Article
Cayman Islands Extends AEOI Reporting Deadline to August 31

The Cayman Islands’ Department for International Tax Cooperation has recently announced a “final extension”...


Regulatory Analysis News - Delivered Weekly

Thank you for subscribing!
Error - something went wrong!