Tax probe on Google In­done­sia

The Sun (Malaysia) - - SUNBIZ -

JAKARTA: In­done­sia’s tax of­fice will in­ves­ti­gate Al­pha­bet Inc’s Google for sus­pected un­paid taxes from bil­lions of dol­lars worth of ad­ver­tis­ing rev­enue.

Muham­mad Hanif, head of the spe­cial cases branch in the tax of­fice, said Google’s re­fusal to co­op­er­ate af­ter it was sent a let­ter in April re­quest­ing to be al­lowed to ex­am­ine the com­pany’s tax re­ports had raised sus­pi­cions. The probe would not be launched un­til the end of the month at the ear­li­est.

PT Google In­done­sia said it was com­ply­ing. “We con­tinue to co­op­er­ate fully with lo­cal au­thor­i­ties and pay all ap­pli­ca­ble taxes,” a spokesman said. – Reuters

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