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Google Japan unit found to have underreported ¥3.5 bil in taxable income

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More and more Google appears to be more of a global crime organization, with a search engine.

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so, when arrests are coming?

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Until BoD and CxOs are personally held accountable for illegal actions, this will never change.

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The ceo and board of directors and top of finance should all be sharing the same fate.

time to stop this corruption and bribery.

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More and more Google appears to be more of a global crime organization, with a search engine.

Nonsense. Please elaborate, what other crimes is google involved with? This was only the Japan branch btw.

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Interestingly this wasn't filed under the Crime section

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Interestingly this wasn't filed under the Crime section

That's probably because nobody was indicted on tax evasion. I'd say that's the really interesting point.

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Google do this all over the world.  "Do no evil"??  like all these initially altruistic sounding companies, once they strike success values go out the window and money takes over.

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"While admitting it has corrected its tax declarations, the Japan unit said in a written statement that it did not intend to avoid paying tax and that it will continue to pay tax in accordance with Japanese law."

BS

They DID intend to avoid paying tax, otherwise they would have not shifted this money without reason, and the reason would have been upheld upon auditing by the NTA. Where are the auditors in all of the cases?

This occurred in 2015, and it is just being found now? The auditors should have found this well before taxes were even filed. An auditor is hired to find these kinds of errors, and should not be signing off on fraud. Since auditors can withhold signing and approving the final books, they should also hold legal responsibility for these mistakes.

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Lol, this is Soo common, have a friend in Rakuten, and he tends to say, "oh I'm actually working in Singapore". Apparently by moving the department manager to Singapore is enough ;-)

Then again the owner of Rakuten has a good relationship with the government, that solves all problems.

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I agree with Alex Einz - when are the arrests coming?

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When are they arresting the country manager and the accounting people that helped hid the money?

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I specifically know that the committee for ISO27000 comes un-announced (the norm) to many foreing companies, but also that, Rakuten gets a heads up more than a week before they come for a visit.

these things are Interresting to me as I have been discussing it a lot with my friend.

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@DudeInJapan

That is very interesting information. I hope a serious news agency picks up on it and investigates further.

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"the Japan unit said in a written statement that it did not intend to avoid paying tax"

uh huh, sure

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What makes this a different case from Ghosn?

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Not in jail yet ?

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@Neux Reux big difference to Ghosn as they were out for him with a vengeance. Google is just another typical tax avoiding company that will be slapped on the hand and fined.

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