Internet giant Google on Thursday agreed to pay 306 million euros to end a tax dispute in Italy, the company and the country's tax authority announced on Thursday.
For its part, Google says it complies with all local laws and that it already paid taxes in Italy for those years.
The tax agency said Google also agreed to sign an agreement ensuring "the future correct taxation in Italy" of company activities related to the country.
"The settlement with Google's Italian and Irish subsidiaries covers the 2002 to 2006 and 2009 to 2015 periods".
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Imports were up for a fourth consecutive month, increasing 1.7 percent to Can$47.1 billion in March. Imports fell in March because of reduced spending on civilian aircraft, computers, oil and cars.
Google has come to an agreement with the Italian tax office to to pay €306mn to settle a dispute.
Alphabet has been accused by several European governments of avoiding tax by shifting income earned in the region's higher-rate countries through a unit based in low-tax Ireland. Facebook didn't immediately reply to requests for comment. Tax police have told Amazon they believe the company has evaded around EUR130 million of taxes in Italy on EUR2.5 billion in sales effected through the company's Italian website between 2011 and 2015, according to people familiar with the matter.
Reports at the time said the payment was a discounted settlement of over 800 million euros of unpaid corporation tax, one of several disputes arising from a U.S. multinational basing European operations in Ireland.
American lawmakers, meanwhile, are demanding that US-based multinationals repatriate more of their profits and pay taxes on them.