MILAN May 3 Italy and Alphabet Inc's
Google are close to reaching a deal to settle a tax dispute, the
head of the Italian tax authority Rossella Orlandi told Italian
newspaper La Repubblica.
"We are very close to a solution with Google," Orlandi said.
Italy is looking at a proposal from Google to pay between
270 million and 280 million euros to settle a tax dispute, a
source close to the matter said in January.
Last year Italian tax police alleged that Google had evaded
paying taxes worth 227 million euros ($248 million) between 2009
and 2013 in a move which was said could result in heavy punitive
In the interview with La Repubblica, Orlandi also said the
government is reviewing the business of internet platforms for
home rentals such as Airbnb Inc.
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(Reporting by Francesca Landini, editing by Stephen Jewkes)