Google’s Paris headquarters have been raided as part of an investigation into the U.S. company’s tax payments, reports said.
Around 100 tax officials and investigators from financial police are involved in the raid, which started at 5 a.m. local time, according to Le Parisien.
Reuters, Le Monde and BBC confirmed the raid, citing police sources. A Google spokesperson told Mashable: “We comply with French law and are cooperating fully with the authorities to answer their questions.”
Google is accused of owing France €1.6 billion ($1.8 billion; £1.3 billion) in unpaid taxes. The UK struck a £130 million settlement with Google earlier this year.