Render Unto Caesar…
Google’s Paris Headquarters was raided by French authorities
I get it.
I TOTALLY get it. Paying taxes sucks, especially for the little guy, but when you’re a large corporation like Google, you’re expected to pay what the government thinks is your fair share. When you don’t, the government may pay an unannounced visit and confiscate a bunch of data looking for information to support their ascertain that you aren’t.
On 2016-05-24, that’s what happened to Google in Paris, France.
Google’s Paris headquarters was raided by French authorities at 5am local time (11am EDT) by 100 investigators. Based on an investigation that began nearly a year ago, information supporting tax evasion and money laundering was sought, according to Reuters.