Indonesianauthorities raided Google Inc.'soffice in Jakarta after the AlphabetInc. unit refused a tax audit, Bloomberg News reported Sept. 29.
Muhammad Haniv, head of special taxpayers at the FinanceMinistry, reportedly said in an interview that the government issued Google awarning for refusing the audit before proceeding to visit the search giant'soffice "many times" to retrieve data. Indonesian President JokoWidodo's government is said to be boosting efforts to retrieve more revenuefrom internet firms.
A Google spokesman said the company has paid all taxes inIndonesia and is cooperating with authorities.
In July, Spanish police searched Google's Madrid offices as part of a taxinvestigation, following a similar raidon the company's Paris hub in France in May.