Google is hiding behind shell companies to score tax breaks and land deals

Should local communities have the right to know before a big tech company moves in? Should they be able to protest before city planners offer those companies millions or even billions of dollars in incentives? Those were the questions raised when Amazon was promised $1.2 billion in subsidies to bring a new headquarters to New York City, and we’re asking them again today — because The Washington Post reports that Google has been using secret shell companies to nab millions in tax breaks as it expands its data centers and offices across the US. The Post’s investigation starts with a doozy: Google reportedly hid behind the names “Sharka LLC” to win $10 million in tax breaks for a new data center in Midlothian, Texas, by signing both its... Continue reading…

Google is hiding behind shell companies to score tax breaks and land deals

According to a staggering report by The Washington Post, Google has used shell companies and fake brand names to obtain land and secure huge tax breaks for their expansion efforts across the ...

Mon 18 Feb 19 from Techspot

Google is reportedly hiding behind shell companies to scoop up tax breaks and land

Should local communities have the right to know before a big tech company moves in? Should they be able to protest before city planners offer those companies millions or even billions ...

Sat 16 Feb 19 from The Verge

Google reportedly scored tax breaks using secret shell companies - CNET

The news comes a day after Amazon said it was canceling plans for a New York hub.

Fri 15 Feb 19 from CNET Cutting Edge

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