Google paid €47m tax in Ireland on €22.6bn in sales
Google Ireland's latest accounts show that it paid €47m on sales of €22.6bn last year.
The search giant, which books all its European sales through its Irish office for tax reasons, declared a profit of just €294m on the €22.6bn in revenue.
The tech company's headcount at its Dublin office rose to 6,000, including almost 3,000 staff and 3,000 contractors.
Ronan Harris, Vice President and outgoing site sead in Ireland said that the continued global expansion of the company’s products, its advertiser and user base, as well as an increase in the number of Google Network Members had contributed to the company’s overall growth in Ireland.
“Our operations in Dublin are contributing to our global success through our work with advertisers, publishers and users across EMEA. Dublin is recognised as a key driver of growth among our customers and we are constantly innovating to help them grow stronger and better businesses."