The UK HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is initiating new lines of investigation into Google’s tax affairs upon interviewing the search major’s former executive who gave anonymous evidence to parliament.
According to Guardian, Barney Jones, who worked for Google between 2002 and 2006, surrendered thousands of electronic documents.
The documents reportedly reveal how Google’s London sales staff negotiated and signed contracts with British customers, and cash was paid into a UK bank account, while the deals were technically booked via its Dublin office to reduce its legal responsibilities.
Jones said that the tax officials had interviewed him and taken interest in his evidence.
In addition, UK Prime Minister David Cameron has asked Google in addition to several other high profile firms like Apple, Microsoft and Amazon.com to be fair on paying tax in the country.
Earlier, the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) accused the search engine firm of manipulating its business in the UK to avoid paying taxes.
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