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Google says it's free from UK's 'Google Tax'

Tech giant cites settlement with the country's tax authorities

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ROYAL TREATMENT: 'Because of our agreement with the HMRC (Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs office), we are paying the right amount of tax, so we are not having to pay anything else,' Mr Hutchinson said.

London

GOOGLE'S top global tax executive told UK lawmakers that a new UK tax provision dubbed "the Google Tax" will not actually apply to the US technology giant.

The law, officially the Diverted Profits Tax, was introduced last year amid concerns that Google parent Alphabet Inc