Petition: Google, pay your taxes!

GoogleA petition, with over 100,000 signatures so far, begins like this.

“Google isn’t paying its taxes. The multi-billion dollar corporation has been under scrutiny for shifting using shell companies in Bermuda, Ireland and elsewhere to shelter at least $33 billion of revenue.

 

It’s the same old story of a corporation avoiding taxes to maximize short-term profits and CEO pay-outs, while ordinary people are left to foot the bill for critical services — our children’s schools, fire, police, teachers, roads and hospitals — which directly benefit the company.

This week Google’s shareholders are proposing a comprehensive tax policy at the shareholder meeting. If enough of us support them we could get Google to pay the $2 billion it owes in taxes around the world and ensure it complies with national laws that benefit Google’s customers, employees, suppliers and society as a whole.

Can you join Google’s brave shareholders and ask it to pay taxes?

This petition isn’t ours – but we think it’s well worth supporting. Please sign it, and spread as widely as you can.

Also See our new Take Action page here.


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3 thoughts on “Petition: Google, pay your taxes!

  1. Rosemary Walters says:

    Google, your employees love to live in nations where good quality services are provided – good roads, good hospitals, good schools, democratic government. Yet these things cost money. You should pay your taxes IN FULL to help maintain the quality of life in democratic nations.

  2. jane chapamn says:

    I have deleted every attempt GOOGLE has made to get into my NEW laptop. I always used to use GOOGLE but have over the last five years come to despise the AMERICAN (ACCCH!!) consumerism way of dominating the World Wide Web!! – Snoop/Sell/Invade your computer…. while paying next to nothing in tax!! Come on Tim Burners Lee say something about the WWW is going!!

  3. jane chapamn says:

    PS – I now use DUCK DUCK GO – it’s the equivalent GOOGLE search engine we all used to to enjoy – try them! Long may they carry on and may the DUCK DUCK do no evil and not rip us all off with unpaid taxes!!

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