Google faces sizable French tax bill

|By:, SA News Editor

Google (GOOG) has received a demand from France that could force the search giant to pay hundreds of millions of euros in tax.

Like many other countries, France is unhappy with Google's corporate structure, which enables it to recognize revenue through a subsidiary in Ireland, where the tax rate is very low.

In February, it was reported that the French government could demand that Google pay €500-1B. (10-Q filing)