Trooper, 25 Jan 2016It's not about money, it's about knowing the system and finding and using the loopholes (which... moreNot gonna happen easily, since companies just go overseas (like switzerland), then the country goes bust.
Lawyers always defend their client. You can't penalise them for doing their job.
Milo, 25 Jan 2016Money is powerful. Money buys the system. Sadly, there's nothing we individuals can do about it.It's not about money, it's about knowing the system and finding and using the loopholes (which there are many) in said system, and then using them to ones advantage.
The tax system is a complete and utter joke, and needs to change fast. Close all the damn loopholes and penalise heavily anyone (especially lawyers and accountants) that use any that are found in future. This simply has to stop.
Nique, 24 Jan 2016Hit the nail on the head. Tax avoidance may be borderline legal, but is it moral? I for ... moreMoney is powerful. Money buys the system. Sadly, there's nothing we individuals can do about it.
Google headquater suppose to be in Africa,they will pay tax as they need it to be.
Trooper, 23 Jan 2016Meh!!!, not enough.
£130m over the course of a ten year period, you have got to be jo... moreHit the nail on the head.
Tax avoidance may be borderline legal, but is it moral?
I for one would say not. In my mind it's the equivalent of Maradonnas 'hand of god'
Apple is worth 565 billion dollars and Alphabet/Google 513 billion, so I guess they won't collapse after paying a few coins in taxes. http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/23/business/dealbook/alphabet-close-to-overtaking-apple-as-most-valuable-company.html
If you were the CEO of Google , you would have done the same thing so shut the f****up
Anonymous, 24 Jan 2016Let's catch the biggest tax invader - the iCheater company, lolicorrect
Many giant multinational corporations do it. That's why they have armies of accountants - to evade taxes for all eternity. And then if they're caught, they have armies of lawyers to delay litigation for all eternity, or end it in bargain-basement settlements.
Google and Apple are just two of them. Expose the rest, and let the world rise up to this oppressive plutocracy.
Meh!!!, not enough.
£130m over the course of a ten year period, you have got to be joking ?. They should have been paying almost double that, say £200m per year. Pay your debts Google (and other large cooperation's), the working man on the street has to, why should you be any different ?.