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Google to pay 1 bn euro fine to end French tax fraud probe

Google will pay almost one billion euros to France to close a fiscal dispute over alleged corporate tax fraud recorded between 2011 and 2014.

“We have put an end to the tax and related disputes we had had in France for many years,” Google said in a statement, Efe news reported on Thursday.

“These agreements include payment of 500 million euros announced on Thursday by a French court, as well as an amount of 465 million euros in additional taxes that we have agreed to pay,” the tech giant added.

The payment of the fine will put an end to a four-year probe.

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