French Investigators 'Raid Google's Paris HQ' Over Tax Case

French investigators are raiding Google’s Paris headquarters as a part of a probe over tax funds, a supply near the finance ministry advised Reuters on Tuesday.

Investigators have been probing Google’s workplaces in central Paris since 5 a.m. native time, stated the supply, who declined to be named. France’s Le Parisien newspaper confirmed the raid, within the ninth arrondissement close to the Saint-Lazare practice station.

The Paris every day paper additionally went on to say that greater than one hundred French officers have been concerned within the "prime secret" raid, together with police and monetary prosecutors.

A spokesman for Google was not instantly obtainable for remark.

France is in search of 1.6 billion euros ($1.seventy nine billion) in again taxes from the Web big, criticized for its use of aggressive tax optimization methods, one other supply on the finance ministry had stated in February.