General Motors suing San Fran for $100M+ in connection to driverless taxi service, report says

General Motors (GM) reportedly sued the city of San Francisco for more than $100 million this week, arguing it charged the company unfair taxes despite hardly having a presence in the city.

GM told Bloomberg that San Francisco used the presence of its self-driving Cruise vehicle to tax a portion of GM’s more than $3 billion global earnings. The vehicle, it claims, is separate from the company and only recently began turning less than $1 million in profit…

Since 2016, the taxes have amounted to $121 million, an amount GM now says it is owed by the city, including $13 million in interest and penalties, according to Bloomberg. The company reportedly says San Francisco’s tax rates are “inherently distortive” and do not “fairly reflect” its business operations.

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