Menu
Trending: Holiday Gifts | CES 2015 | Super Bowl 2015 Ads More Topics: Apple | Cars | TV Shows | Politics
Dozens More Companies Sign Up for Apple Pay

Dozens More Companies Sign Up for Apple Pay

CES 2015: What to Expect from Sony

CES 2015: What to Expect from Sony

The Best 2014 Super Bowl Ads

The Best 2014 Super Bowl Ads

CES 2015: LG will unveil its New 4K Ultra HD TV with Quantum Dot Technology

CES 2015: LG will unveil its New 4K Ultra HD TV with Quantum Dot Technology

Budweiser Super Bowl 2015 Ad leaks

Budweiser Super Bowl 2015 Ad leaks

Google Accused of Tax Fraud by UK Lawmakers

May 17 2013, 5:47am CDT | by , in News | Technology News

Google Accused of Tax Fraud by UK Lawmakers
 
 

Google may be a super giant on the global scene but that doesn’t mean it goes scot-free when it comes to paying taxes. UK lawmakers have indicted Google over its tax evasion policies in the European island nation. They claim that its “smoke and mirrors” policy will not do anymore.

Google is in hot water. The search engine colossus known for its famous motto “don’t be evil” has just contradicted itself. It has done something very evil which is willful tax evasion and the law is crying foul. Google was questioned by aggressive lawmakers from the United Kingdom regarding certain misleading statements it made about its tax matters.

The European Head of Google, Matt Brittin had clearly stated earlier that Google did not sell to UK clients, according to Reuters. However, later on several accomplices blew the whistle and told authorities the truth regarding the facts of the matter. The Head had blatantly lied. However, Brittin says that nothing out of the ordinary occurred and that in his humble opinion no rules were broken.

The British lawmakers were furious over this breach of trust. “It really doesn’t wash!” said Stephen Barclay, a prominent member of the Public Accounts Committee. The ruse used by Google appears to have been the employment of an Ireland domicile as a face-saving device. Since Irish accounts are not taxed due to their real source being an affiliate in Bermuda, Google is now defending itself by saying that its UK acts were for promotional purposes only.

However, LinkedIn profiles of employees shows that they did do work despite the statement denying such transactions by the European Head. Google has made more profits than it has paid taxes. This is an anomaly that will have to be investigated into on a deeper level.

Several other huge companies such as Starbucks, Microsoft and Amazon have faced similar issues. It comes with the territory since where there is a lot of concentrated money there will be people who have their eyes set on the loot. Besides we are living in a far more democratic and less egocentric time than the era of African Kings. This demands that money be spread around or at least redistributed. Like dirt, money looks good only once it has been spread around instead of segregated in a single spot. However, the fact that capitalism is the top cat among economic systems translates into sporadic privilege that is unfair and unjust since it breeds exclusivity. 

Image Credit: Getty Images

You Might Also Like

Read the Latest

The Funniest Commercials of the Year 2014 Airs Tonight on Spike TV

The Funniest Commercials of the Year 2014 Airs Tonight on Spike TV The Funniest Commercials of the Year 2014 show will be hosted for the first time by Gabriel Iglesias.

6 hours ago

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is $39.99

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is $39.99 Today Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is on sale for $39.99 for Xbox One, Sony PS4, Sony PS3 and Xbox 360.

7 hours ago

CES 2015 News
Sony cancels The Interview Release on Christmas

Sony cancels The Interview Release on Christmas The decision was made after multiple theaters refused to screen the movie. Sony Studios has expressed its dismay over...

7 hours ago

Charlie Sheen to Reprise his role from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off on the Goldbergs

Charlie Sheen to reprise role from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off on the Goldbergs His role in the movie was a side character in the movie and made out with Jennifer Grey. He will be playing the same...

8 hours ago

Jay eye NTT to debut JINS MEME Sensing Eyewear at CES 2105

Jay eye NTT to debut JINS MEME Sensing Eyewear at CES 2105 It seems that no one can stay behind at the CES 2015 and now it is Jay eye NTT coming up with a new wearable device...

8 hours ago

AMC Theaters and MoviePass collaborate to deliver New Subscription Service

AMC Theaters and MoviePass collaborate to deliver New Subscription Movie Service AMC Theaters and MoviePass have collaborated to deliver a new subscription service for the common people.

8 hours ago

CES 2015: SecuGen to display its New U20 & SDA04PX Fingerprint Sensors

CES 2015: SecuGen to display its New U20 & SDA04PX Fingerprint Sensors The U20 and SDA04PX are OEM Fingerprint Sensors which are going to be introduced by SecuGen at the CES 2015 just like...

8 hours ago

Carnival Super Bowl 2015 Ad

Carnival Super Bowl 2015 Ad Carnival Super Bowl 2015 Ad is coming. The cruise line is a newcomer to Super Bowl ads.

8 hours ago

The Golic Holiday Card displays Mike Golic's Kim Kardashian Spoof Photo

The Golic Holiday Card displays Mike Golic's Kim Kardashian Spoof Photo Mike Golic did an elaborated spoof of Kim Kardashian's Paper Magazine cover last month. Now the Golic Family wears...

9 hours ago

CES 2015: TRX Systems to display NEON 3D Indoor Location and Navigation Mapping

CES 2015: TRX Systems to display NEON 3D Indoor Location and Navigation Mapping TRX is also going to include Crowdsourced Navigation Mapping at the CES 2015. The TRX NEON FeatureSLAM will enable...

9 hours ago

Hardent bringing top notch tech to CES 2015

Hardent bringing top notch tech to CES 2015 New IP’s to be first of its kind

9 hours ago

Digital Signage China coming to CES 2015

Digital Signage China coming to CES 2015 Wholesaler coming to Vegas

9 hours ago

CES 2015 will have a Virtual Rehabilitation Exhibit by CSNE

CES 2015 will have a Virtual Rehabilitation Exhibit by CSNE At CES 2015, Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering (CSNE) is going to unveil their new virtual rehabilitation...

10 hours ago

Super Bowl 2015 Teams are New England Patriots and the Green Bay Packers predicts Bing

Super Bowl 2015 Teams are New England Patriots and the Green Bay Packers predicts Bing Microsoft's Bing uses search data to predict the future. One of their predictions for 2015 is the Super Bowl. Bing...

10 hours ago

CES 2015: Sony to launch Single-Lens OLED Display to compete Google Glass

CES 2015: Sony to launch Single-Lens OLED Display to compete Google Glass Sony's eyewear comes with OLED Technology that will enable it with superior image quality. Plus the eyewear when...

11 hours ago

Toyota Tacoma 2016 To Debut In Next Year’s Detroit Auto Show

Toyota Tacoma 2016 To Debut In Next Year’s Detroit Auto Show Toyota has released a photo of the Tacoma's front corner, showing off its new body framework, front lights and the...

11 hours ago

Karlie Kloss Instagram Pics shine with Resplendence

Karlie Kloss Instagram Pics shine with Resplendence The Instagram pics of Karlie Kloss shine with resplendence.

11 hours ago

LG to show off webOS 2.0 smart TV at CES 2015

CES 2015: LG to show off webOS 2.0 smart TV at CES 2015 LG is set to show off an upgraded smart TV at CES 2015, powered by a new version of webOS that offers an "...

11 hours ago

Budweiser Super Bowl 2015 Ad leaks

Budweiser Super Bowl 2015 Ad leaks Budweiser was caught filming a Super Bowl commercial in Guadalupe, California. The video footage leaks the Budweiser...

12 hours ago

World Leading BitCoin Companies are going to showcase their Bitcoin Systems at CES 2015

World Leading BitCoin Companies are going to showcase their Bitcoin Systems at CES 2015 The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2015 is going to showcase the digital currency called Bitcoins.

13 hours ago

Tim Cook announces $20 Million Donation to Global Fund

Tim Cook announces $20 Million Donation to Global Fund Tim Cook sent out the annual Apple Holiday email to employees revealing the amount raised to fight AIDS last quarter.

13 hours ago

Candice Swanepoel Instagram shows her in Peak Form

Candice Swanepoel Instagram shows her in Peak Form A series of photos of Candice Swanepoel on Instagram show her in peak form.

13 hours ago

Nicki Minaj Instagram Hottest Photos

Nicki Minaj Instagram Hottest Photos Nicki Minaj is not only a music charts dominator, she also rules social media. We picked the hottest Nicki Minaj...

13 hours ago

Bo Pelini Insults Nebraska AD in Profanity-Laced Meeting

Bo Pelini Insults Nebraska AD in Profanity-Laced Meeting New Youngstown State Penguins head football coach Bo Pelini insulted University of Nebraska athletics director Shawn...

18 hours ago

Chicago Bears To Start Jimmy Clausen Over Jay Cutler Vs. Detroit Lions in Week 1

Chicago Bears To Start Jimmy Clausen Over Jay Cutler Vs. Detroit Lions in Week 16 The Chicago Bears have decided to bench quarterback Jay Cutler in favor of backup Jimmy Clausen for the Week 16 matchup...

19 hours ago

New York Jets Fans Return With 'Fire John Idzik' Banner

New York Jets Fans Return With 'Fire John Idzik' Banner A New York Jets fan group rented a plane which hovered above the team's practice field on Wednesday. The plane...

20 hours ago

CES 2015 to feature top 10 tech authors

CES 2015 to feature top 10 tech authors Author interviews and book signings included as part of second annual Gary’s Book Club at 2015 CES

1 day ago, 10:12am CST

Dozens More Companies Sign Up for Apple Pay

Dozens More Companies Sign Up for Apple Pay The list of companies working with Apple Pay continues to grow

1 day ago, 9:40am CST

The Hottest Cheerleader Photos of 2014

The Hottest Cheerleader Photos of 2014 We have released a new Cheerleader Photo Gallery filled with the hottest Cheerleader photos of 2014.

1 day ago, 8:49am CST

Behati Prinsloo Instagram Pics are Hot

Behati Prinsloo Instagram Pics are Hot The Annual Victoria’s Secret Show featured Behati Prinsloo as one of the 8 Angels giving her ample hot photos to update...

1 day ago, 8:36am CST

Comments

blog comments powered by Disqus