Google's European division used the "double Irish" tax haven loophole to dodge tens of billions in tax there and in the US in 2019, newly-filed accounts reveal. The Big Tech giant took advantage of the sunset clause on the now-defunct corporate tax scheme to avoid tax on profits of $75.4 billion (€63 billion) in payments in both its home country and Ireland . US-based parent company Alphabet used interim dividends and other payments to move money out of shell company Google Ireland Holdings, which was incorporated in Ireland but domiciled in Bermuda for tax purposes at the time. That allowed Alphabet to declare a pre-tax profit in the US for that year of just $13 billion — which was effectively tax-free. Google Ireland, the main operating company with some 4,000 staff, declared profits of €1.94 billion in 2019 after revenues of €45.7 billion, paying just €263 million in tax. The so-called "double Irish" fix involved corporations registering their intellectual property … [Read more...] about Google Used ‘Double Irish’ Loophole to Dodge Billions in 2019 Taxes
There’s no doubt that an Alexa-powered smart speaker is useful. After all, the ability to control your smart home, play games, and choose music with your voice is phenomenal — but did you know there are a lot of abilities that go overlooked? Alexa is jam-packed with features that don’t get as much time in the limelight. Some will keep you entertained, while others can help you give back to the world around you. Alexa can make charity donations If there’s one thing the past year has made abundantly clear, it’s the importance of looking out for one another. Alexa can simplify that by making charity donations for you — just say, “Alexa, I want to make a donation.” The voice assistant will then ask what charity you wish to donate to. While every charity is not available, there are hundreds that are. Say the name of the charity and confirm the action, and Alexa will automatically debit the funds from your account. Just make sure you have Amazon Pay set up first. Don’t know what … [Read more...] about 7 things you didn’t know Alexa could do on an Amazon Echo smart speaker
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KIM Tate’s health deteriorates next week as Lydia Dingle begs her for help next week in Emmerdale. Kim shocked Gabby and cleaner Lydia when she revealed she may be in the early stages of dementia this week . Visit our Emmerdale page for the latest gossip Find all Emmerdale spoilers here When Lydia caught Kim googling dementia symptoms, Kim admitted she’d been suffering from memory loss, fainting spells and blackouts but refused to get professional help. Next week, Lydia finds Kim dozing off at her laptop and tries again to persuade her to seek medical help. Meanwhile, Gabby is humiliated when Jamie refuses to attend her pregnancy scan. Emmerdale fans are convinced that Kim is being poisoned by Gabby - and causing her illness. Viewers’ suspicions were raised when Gabby tried to put Kim off visiting a doctor when Lydia insisted it was for the best in recent scenes. Gabby then offered to take control of parts of Kim’s business so she could help out. … [Read more...] about Emmerdale spoilers: Kim Tate’s health deteriorates as Lydia Dingle begs her to get help