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UBS bank appeals a second time against a fine for French tax evasion

UBS argues that the evidence presented in court was insufficient to establish guilt. Keystone / Sebastian Gollnow Switzerland’s largest bank, UBS, has announced that it will appeal again against a fine imposed by a French court for tax evasion offences. This content was published on December 20, 2021 – 18:04 December 20, 2021 – 6:04 […]

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UBS able to absorb large potential fine in French tax ruling, analysts say

UBS Group AG has enough capital to absorb a potential fine of several billion euros in its ongoing tax evasion case in France, analysts say. Swiss bank appeals a 4.5 billion euros fine imposed on in 2019 by a French court of first instance which found him guilty of complicity in tax evasion, claiming that […]

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UBS verdict postponed in € 4.5 billion French tax case | Invest News

PARIS (Reuters) – French judges on Monday deferred a ruling on UBS’s appeal against a historic fine on Monday to December 13, in a case in which the Swiss bank disputed claims it helped high net worth clients hide assets not declared abroad. The judges said the decision had to be delayed due to the […]

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Macron’s government defends tax cuts and French spending with 2022 budget

PARIS, September 22 (Reuters) – The government of French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday defended its unprecedented tax cuts and spending in the event of a pandemic as it presented its budget plans for 2022, the presidential election year. Seven months before the poll, right-wing candidates have already attacked the government for the 130 billion […]

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UBS verdict still in a few months in a French tax case of 4.5 billion euros

PARIS, March 24 (Reuters) – French judges are due to rule in September on Swiss bank UBS’s late appeal against a heavy fine for allegedly helping wealthy clients hide undeclared assets abroad. UBS is seeking to overturn a 2019 French court ruling in which it was found guilty of unlawful solicitation of clients at sporting […]

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UBS faces at least $ 3.6 billion in penalties in French tax lawsuit

FILE PHOTO: The logo of Swiss bank UBS is seen at its headquarters, as the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in Zurich, Switzerland on February 17, 2021. REUTERS / Arnd Wiegmann PARIS, Reuters The French state is also seeking € 1 billion in damages, the court said in a statement – raising the potential […]

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UBS launches record-breaking € 4.5 billion appeal in French tax case

ZURICH / PARIS, March 5 (Reuters) – Swiss bank UBS (UBSG.S) will appeal on Monday against a record fine of 4.5 billion euros ($ 5.37 billion) imposed by a French court for allegedly helped high net worth clients hide undeclared assets overseas. The case will be watched by banks across Europe, where fines for tax […]

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UBS hits record 4.5 billion euros in tax appeal in France | Invest News

By Brenna Hughes Neghaiwi and Sarah White ZURICH / PARIS (Reuters) – Swiss bank UBS to begin appeal on Monday against a record fine of 4.5 billion euros ($ 5.37 billion) imposed by a French court for allegedly helping wealthy clients hide assets not declared abroad. The case will be followed by banks across Europe, […]

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Google to pay over $ 1 billion in fines to end France tax evasion investigation

PARIS: US Internet giant Google has reached an agreement worth a total of 945 million euros ($ 1.0 billion) to end a tax dispute in France under an agreement announced Thursday in court. The company will pay a fine of 500 million euros for tax evasion, as well as an additional 465 million euros to […]

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French tax dispute: Google pays $1.1 billion, Apple could be next

Google has agreed to pay nearly 1 billion euros ($1.1 billion) to settle a French tax dispute. The amount includes €465m in underpaid taxes and a fine of €500m. Google said in a statement that it “agreed” to pay the tax… Reuters reports. Google announced on Thursday that it had agreed to pay 465 million […]

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Google owes no French sales tax to advertisers, according to court rules–MNE Tax

Through Pascal Luquet, Mickaël Duquenne, & Paul Bufort, Grant Thornton Law Firm, Neuilly-Sur-Seine, France Google has just won a new battle against the French tax authorities. On April 25, the Paris Administrative Court of Appeal confirmed that Google Ireland had no permanent establishment in France from 2005 to 2010. Google was not taxable in France […]

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UBS reserves 450 million euros for the French tax file

Through Brenna Hughes Neghaiwi FILE PHOTO: The logo of Swiss bank UBS is seen in St. Moritz, Switzerland February 10, 2017. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini/File Photo ZURICH (Reuters) – Switzerland’s biggest bank, UBS, announced on Friday an increase of nearly $400 million in its litigation provisions after a French court fined it 4.5 billion euros ( $5.09 […]

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UBS to appeal after 4.5 billion euro fine in French tax evasion case

By Inti Landauro, Emmanuel Jarry PARIS (Reuters) – A French court has found Swiss bank UBS AG guilty of unlawful solicitation of clients and laundering the proceeds of tax evasion, ordering it to pay 4.5 billion euros ($5.1 billion ) fines. Shares of the Swiss bank fell 3.2% after Wednesday’s decision. UBS, which has denied […]

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Apple agrees to pay 500 million euros to end 10 years of tax battle in France

Apple has settled a decade-long tax battle with France, agreeing to pay half a billion euros ($570 million) in back taxes. The French government had accused Apple of evading or avoiding the tax due on sales made in France… The line between tax evasion, which is illegal, and aggressive tax evasion, which is legal, can […]

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Apple is going to court with a group of French tax activists who describe the company as the empire of Star Wars

Last month, Apple sued the French tax activist group “Attac” for occupying its flagship Paris store during a protest against what Attac called “large-scale tax evasion”. Apple today asked the Paris court to ban the group from its French stores and prevent further stunts from happening. In response to the court filing, Attac mobilized in […]

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French tax authorities are turning a hungry eye on McDonald’s

PARIS – The French headquarters of McDonald’s has been raided by financial investigators, the latest salvo in a campaign by the government of President François Hollande to force multinationals to pay more taxes. A police official, who could not be named under departmental policy, said Thursday that documents were removed during the May 18 search. […]

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French tax police raid Google’s Paris office

French police raided Google’s Paris office as part of an investigation into the company’s tax affairs. The raid began at 5 a.m. Paris time on Tuesday, according to the local newspaper. The Parisian. It involved five prosecutors, 25 computer scientists and investigators from the French tax authorities and the Central Office for the Prevention of […]