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Italian tax police raid Facebook offices over possible violations of tax laws

Published on Dec 8, 2012 6:03 AM
 
Picture taken on May 12, 2012, in Paris shows an illustration made with figurines set up in front of Facebook's homepage. Italian police on Friday raided the Milan offices of United States (US) social media giant Facebook over possible violations of tax laws, Italian media reported. -- PHOTO: AFP

ROME (AFP) - Italian police on Friday raided the Milan offices of United States (US) social media giant Facebook over possible violations of tax laws, Italian media reported.

Facebook Italia is based in Milan and is associated with Facebook Inc in the United States (US) and Facebook Ireland.

"Facebook pays taxes in Italy as part of its activity in the country and takes its obligations in terms of Italian tax law very seriously," the company said in a statement.

Facebook Italia said it had "cooperated fully".

 
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