Google to pay £183m in back taxes to Irish government squib

Tech giant’s Irish arm to pay €218m (£183m) in a tax settlement in addition to corporation tax

Google’s Irish subsidiary has agreed to pay €218m (£183m) in back taxes to the Irish government, according to company filings on Thursday.

The US tech giant, which had been accused of avoiding hundreds of millions in tax across Europe through loopholes known as the “Double Irish, Dutch Sandwich”, said it had “agreed to the resolution of certain tax matters relating to prior years”.

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