Google have settled its charges to the French authorities to the amount of EUR €970 million. The case is regarding a dispute over its digital sales bookings. The conglomerates Dublin-based European operation was found guilty of failing to announce some of its sales in France, by reporting them alternatively in Ireland.
The settlement has amassed a large penalty of EUR €500 million, as well as EUR €470 million in additional tax fees. The legal loophole Google used is the double Irish with a Dutch sandwich technique; quickly becoming redundant for both larger and smaller companies.