Google’s Paris headquarters have been raided as part of an ongoing tax probe.

The headquarters in the ninth arrondissement were raided from 5am this morning, according to reports.

French newspaper Le Parisien said that around 100 tax officials entered the building.

Google is being investigated for the way it pays its taxes in France. It is accused of owing €1.6bn in unpaid taxes.

The latest raid follows searches at the Paris headquarters in June 2011.

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source: Independent UK