French finance officials have raided the Paris offices of US internet giant Google as part of a tax fraud investigation.
Reports say about 100 tax officials entered Google’s offices in central Paris early in the morning.
Police sources confirmed the raid. Google said: “We comply with French law and are co-operating fully with the authorities to answer their questions.”
Google is accused of owing €1.6bn ($1.8bn; £1.3bn) in unpaid taxes.