Google, a unit of Alphabet Inc., declined to comment on the U.K. deal. The U.K. tax authority, Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs, said the successful conclusion of the agency’s inquiries “secured a substantial result, which means that Google will pay the full tax due in law on profits that belong in the U.K.”
“We honestly have no idea if this is a reasonable amount of payment,” said Alex Cobham, director of research for the Tax Justice Network. “It’s further proof of the need for transparency.”
Well done Alex. HMRC spends a decade combing the books and you, from your position of admitted ignorance, despite those who have actually done the work insisting that all tax is being paid, want to question it.
Yes, well done.