Google Revenues Sheltered in No-Tax Bermuda Soar to $10 Billion

A Giant Among Income Producers Evades Paying Taxes Globally.
This Might Appear To Be ‘Just Plain Criminal’ to Some of Us…

Google Inc. avoided about $2 billion in worldwide income taxes in 2011 by shifting $9.8 billion in revenues into a Bermuda shell company, almost double the total from three years before, filings show.

By legally funneling profits from overseas subsidiaries into Bermuda, which doesn’t have a corporate income tax, Google cut its overall tax rate almost in half. The amount moved to Bermuda is equivalent to about 80 percent of Google’s total pretax profit in 2011.

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by Jesse Drucker/Bloomberg News