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More evidence on "Can you trust Google to obey the rules?"
Submitted by Scott Cleland on Fri, 2008-05-30 17:18
After I finished my "Can you trust Google to obey the rules" analysis, I realized there were past posts and examples that I could have included but didn't.
- For those who are new to this topic or those who want to further explore if "Google is accountable to anyone" I have included a smattering of additional evidence for my thesis that Google systematically chooses to not obey the rules that others are expected to follow -- that you might find eye-opening...
From my earlier post of 1-18-08:
"Google.org Tax Treatment?
- Nothing is simple or conventional with Google.
- The most interesting issue with Google's decision to fulfill its philanthropic pledge through a for-profit division of Google itself, and not through a legally-separate not-for-profit foundation like most everyone else does, is the tax treatment.
- It appears as if Google founders penchant for "innovation without permission" may also extend to tax treatment.
- The whole reason why non-profits are set up the way they are is a bright-line in the tax code and IRS regulations.
- For-profits are taxed, not-for-profits are not taxed.
- At a minimum, Google's novel approach or corporate/financial engineering innovation will have to be fully vetted by the IRS to be determined if it is legal or not."
Here are some other link-rich Precursorblog posts on the same Google unaccountability theme...