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Apple, Google and Facebook declare winning only 9 million in Spain over the three tech giants Amazon, Microsoft, Yahoo! and Twitter added a net profit in 2013 of just 15 million, while the aggregate turnover reached 511 million.
Apple, Google and Facebook declare winning only 9 million in Spain
Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo! and Microsoft declared in 2013 an aggregate net profit in Spain of 15.4 million euros and a tax on just under 11.5 million profit, according to data presented their Spanish subsidiaries in the Commercial Register. The combined revenues amounted to 511 million euros compared to 458 million a year earlier.
Most tech giants have long used tax engineering for just tax in Spain by the business actually generated in the country.
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Its subsidiaries not billed to Canadian customers, as they do from companies based in countries with lower taxation, such as Ireland and Luxembourg. Then, many transfer these benefits to tax havens, so just pay taxes in Europe, practices that the European Commission is investigating.
These subsidiaries act as agents or service providers for their parent, so that the income earned in Spain are far below their real turnover. In some cases, billed for services enough to cover with a small margin the costs of its operations in Spain.
For example, Facebook said in 2013 revenues of EUR 2.7 million but the sector is estimated that the volume of business that moves in Spain by selling advertising is at about 30 million.
For Google, the subsidiary reported revenues in 2013 of 52 million euros; a figure which, according to industry sources, is about ten times less than the volume of advertising business that handles the search engine on the domestic market. Declared in Spain billing accounts for only 0.11% of worldwide sales.
Clash of Clans NewsletterFor its part, Apple unveiled years the Spanish subsidiary (Apple Marketing Iberia) received a commission of 1% on sales reported for the group, making no public commission in its report last four years. To keep this percentage, the real incomes of Apple (excluding own stores) in Spain exceed 1,900 million, but says only 19 million, one hundred times less. Apple itself billing from Spain sales of its stores, which amounted to 213 million in 2013.
In this line, Amazon decided to move to Luxembourg BuyVip billing, Spanish company it acquired in 2010 for the least taxed in Spain. This explains why the income of the company Amazon Services Spain have dropped from 64.26 million euros in 2012 to 21,430,000 in 2013. In fact, in revenue last year only 38,633 euros (0.18% ) correspond to sales and the rest are services to the parent, while a year earlier, the bill from Spain, the figure was over 55 million euros.
Out of losses
This is the first year in which the net aggregate result of these subsidiaries is positive. In 2012, losses totaled 26.8 million due to the red presenting four companies: Apple Retail Spain (-15.6 million), Google (-1.4 million) and the two with which operates Amazon: Amazon Spain Fulfillment (54,330 euros) and Amazon Services Spain (-23.6 million). In 2013, losses remained at Amazon Services Spain, which recorded 1.48 million red numbers. Meanwhile, Yahoo! Iberia happened to declare benefits of 324,856 euros to 395,615 euros sign of losses.