Google is in a spot of bother in France after the company offices were raided by French authorities as part of the ongoing tax fraud investigation, as reported by the BBC. The company is accused of owing the French government €1.6 billion ($1.8 billion) in unpaid taxes. Corporations have come under increasing amounts of scrutiny after the highly controversial deal Google made with the UK.

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Among other big brands, Google has been accused of utilizing legal methods and havens to minimize the amount of tax required to hand over to authorities. The EU has also been considering whether said deals like the one Google struck with the UK could amount to illegal state aid.

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