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Platform Industry News: Amazon

G7 countries seem to be devising a way to catch Amazon in tax net

G7 states have found a way to include Amazon, one of the world’s biggest companies, on a list of 100 set to face higher taxes in the countries where they do business by targe...

Platform Industry: Amazon branding on screen

Amazon and Apple stay away from French initiative for Big Tech

Amazon and Apple have not signed up to a brand new French initiative to get global tech firms to publicly commit to fundamentals including paying their fair share of taxes, governm...

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...

European Union

France wants the EU to continue with a digital tax if global efforts fail

The EU should push ahead with its own digital taxation in the first quarter of 2021 if wider efforts to find an international solution don’t bring a breakthrough this season,...

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...

UK

UK to consider opposition to digital tax in pursuit of trade deal with the US

The British government has said that it would consider opposition to its plan to impose a new digital tax on big tech companies like Google, Facebook and Amazon as part of its ambi...