U.K. Lawmakers Challenge Google Over Tax

U.K. lawmakers Thursday accused Google Inc. of manipulating how it characterized its business in Britain to lower its tax bill, a claim denied by the Internet giant which says it complies fully with tax laws.

In a tense two-hour hearing, parliament’s Public Affairs Committee grilled Matt Brittin, Google’s head of sales and operations in northern and central Europe, about whether the firm completes sales of its products and services in the U.K., making it liable to pay more tax in Britain.

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