France, Britain and other countries have long complained about tax evasion by technology companies such as Google in Europe. In February 2017, the French government asked Google to pay 1.6 billion euros ($1.79 billion) in taxes. In May, French police and tax officials raided Google's French headquarters.
As early as January 2016, Google reached an agreement with the British government to pay nearly a decade of taxes, about 130 million pounds ($186 million).
In May 2017, Google reached a tax settlement with the Italian government to pay 306 million euros ($334 million) in taxes to the Italian government. The settlement covers tax issues from 2002 to 2015.
For today's settlement with the French government, a Google lawyer, Antonin Levy, said: "This settlement will resolve all past disputes between the two sides at once. "...