CANBERRA Cheap Anthony Duclair Jersey , April 2 (Xinhua) -- The plans of Australia's treasurer to get multinationals, such as Google and Apple, to pay more tax may violate international tax treaties, the country's parliamentary budget office has found.


The finding, reported by Fairfax Media on Thursday Cheap Tobias Rieder Jersey , could derail federal treasurer Joe Hockey's wish to stop multinationals such as tech giants Google, Apple and Microsoft from shifting their Australian-made profits to tax havens overseas.


Google paid a minuscule 224,000 U.S. dollars in Australian tax despite estimated earnings exceeding 1.5 billion U.S. dollars. It also claimed a 3.4-million-U.S. dollar grant from the taxation office for "research and development offsets."


Hockey has public support to introduce a diverted profits tax, like that being considered by United Kingdom Treasurer George Osbourne, but the independent Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO) has warned Hockey that it could result in "revenge taxes" being placed on Australian businesses operating overseas.