CNET: Google off the hook for $1.3 billion tax bill in France

CNET: Google off the hook for $1.3 billion tax bill in France. “Paris’ administrative tribunal ruled Wednesday that Google’s advertising business doesn’t have a taxable presence in France, absolving it of responsibility for five years of back taxes for a period ending in 2010. The tax authority had accused Google of routing ad sales in the country through its Irish-based subsidiary.”