December 8, 2012
Italian police on Friday raided the Milan offices of US social media giant Facebook over possible violations of tax laws, Italian media reported.
Facebook Italia is based in Milan and is associated with Facebook Inc. in the United States and Facebook Ireland.
“Facebook pays taxes in Italy as part of its activity in the country and takes its obligations in terms of Italian tax law very seriously,” the company said in a statement.
Facebook Italia said it had “cooperated fully”.