So you think that a tax rate of less than 5% is reasonable. Reasonable for what? Dunno which country you are in, but a country has to provide services somehow. The lower the tax rate, the lower the quality of the services.
That's absolutely not true. There are countries with low and even non-existent tax corporate rates that have civil societies, where the citizens do just fine. Hong Kong and Singapore come to mind. Ireland has a very low corporate tax rate relative to England or France and they do just fine. The only thing higher taxes pay for is more pointless excess in government. More waste, more unneeded unaccountable agencies, and cool gadgets that an ever more draconian system is using to take away more of your liberties.
Personally I would rather pay more and have a fairer and more equitable society.
Did you just use the term fair and equitable, when you're talking about taking equity away from people that have earned it? How is that fair? What did a government do to deserve Google's money? Exist? I'm sorry friend, that's not enough.
What is wrong with avoiding paying taxes? What is wrong with paying your fair share under any circumstances?
That's the issue, isn't it. They are paying their fair share. They're paying what is legally required of them, given their organizational setup. And yet, this still isn't enough.
It is ethically wrong.
In no country is a corporation ethically bound to do anything but build a return on investment to stock holders. By insisting Google should pay more in taxes than they are, you are depriving those stock holders of money they're entitled to. Many, in fact the vast majority of those stock holders are every day, normal people with jobs, even retirements. Regular people depend on this money. Why would you rob them like this? I don't know man, that sounds a lot more unethical to me.
The problem is that the law is an ass,
All the more reason they shouldn't be entitled to more than they are legally due.
and is so complicated that people with time and money can always find ways of avoiding paying their dues.
Everybody needs to make a living. Governments harm people's ability to do so. And they're never satisfied. They're always asking for more, even when they don't deserve or require it. Google isn't evading taxes. Neither is Amazon or Ebay. And technically, governments can't require they pay more without completely revamping the tax system. So now they're taxing your personal information, and you (the entity that actually owns it) get nothing. How on earth is that fair and equitable to anyone but the government?