- Investigation by Spanish tax agency follows probe in France
- Google is under scrutiny over its tax dealings in Europe
Spanish police searched Google’s offices in Madrid on Thursday as the company faces scrutiny over its tax dealings in Europe.
Spain’s tax agency sought permission for access to Google’s offices in the Spanish capital, the high court in Madrid said in an e-mailed statement Thursday. Google, a unit of Alphabet Inc., complies with Spanish tax law and is cooperating with the investigation, the company said in an e-mailed statement.
The search of the Madrid offices comes comes after French police and prosecutors swooped on Google’s Paris offices on May 24, intensifying a tax probe amid accusations across Europe that the Internet giant doesn’t pay as much as it should. A spokesperson for the Spanish tax agency declined to comment on the investigation.