Digital tax

Platform News: European Union flags

After US push, EU pauses tax plan, but Ireland sticks to its guns

The European Union has agreed to delay a corporate tax plan for the bloc following pressure from the Biden-Harris administration and in a bid to facilitate a broader global tax dea...

Platform News: Facebook meeting

Facebook says it could pay more tax after G7 deal

Facebook welcomes the progress made by the Group of Seven on a minimum tax rate and accepts this could mean the social network pays more tax, and in different places, its head of g...

Platform News: Tech Titans including Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple

France orders tech giants to pay digital tax

France’s finance ministry has sent out notices to large tech companies liable for its own digital service tax to pay the levy as planned in December, the ministry has said.

Digital Tax US

Wanted: global digital tax push after pandemic, US vote stall talks

Negotiators from 140 countries will inquire Washington and its own G20 partners this week to reaffirm political support for global rules to tax digital giants following the coronav...

Platform Economy: The technology sector in Paris, France

US slaps French goods with a delayed 25% duties in digital tax row

The Trump admin has announced additional duties of 25% on French cosmetics, handbags and other imports valued at $1.3 billion in response to France’s digital services tax, bu...

Platform Economy: The technology sector in Paris, France

France to apply digital tax this year whether US returns to negotiations or not

France will apply taxes on digital services this year whether the United States returns to negotiations on the issue or not, Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Thursday, calli...

Digital Tax US

US pulled out of stalled talks on digital services taxes – Robert Lighthizer

US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin decided to pull out of negotiations on digital services taxes with EU officials after they failed to make any progress, US Trade Representative...

Spain Digital Tax

Spain’s lower house to draft new 3% digital tax on internet giants

Spain’s lower house has voted to begin drafting a 3% tax on revenues of internet giants, the latest of such moves by US trading partners that has spurred a US investigation a...

US Trade Dept

America launches trade probe into digital taxes, preparing the ground for new tariffs

The United States is investigating digital services taxes being adopted or considered by Britain, Italy, Brazil and other countries, the US Trade Representative’s office said...

WTO

WTO ban on tariffs for digital trade extended until June 2020

GENEVA – World Trade Organisation (WTO) members agreed on Tuesday to renew a 20-year moratorium on placing tariffs on digital trade for six months, allaying fears that people...