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Uber hit with French “deceptive practices” fine and UK tax complaint

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Uber keeps getting disrupted by European laws. On top of those recent Dutch driver arrests, the U.S. quasi-taxi outfit has now been fined €100,000 ($128,000) in France for falsely marketing its paid-for UberPop (a.k.a. UberX) offering as a carpooling service, and told by the Parisian court to warn its drivers that they face “criminal conviction.” Meanwhile, in the U.K. transport authorities have referred Uber to the tax authorities for, unlike other taxi firms, not paying any tax in the U.K. (Revenues go to a Dutch subsidiary that’s owned by a Bermuda subsidiary.) Indian authorities are also on the firm’s case over tax, so at least it’s not just Europe.

2 Responses to “Uber hit with French “deceptive practices” fine and UK tax complaint”

  1. JenniferDawn

    “Uber keeps getting disrupted by European laws.”

    Heh..that’s like saying “My revenue-delivery model was disrupted by getting arrested for robbing that liquor store.”