Underhand Tactics: The Untaxables

A film by Edouard Perrin
June 11, 2013 on France 2

Companies like Apple, Google and Starbucks have been heavily criticized for seemingly mastering the art of tax dodging. They make billions in profits and pay virtually nothing back to the state. How do they do it? Why did it take so long for politicians to start addressing the issue?

After months of investigation, we uncovered confidential documents revealing how Amazon avoids paying tax. Witness how steel tycoon Lakshmi Mittal reacts when asked about its tax position in France and see how British American Tobacco wines and dines French MPs to ensure it pays much less tax than it should.

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