Taxation

Platform Economy: The technology sector in Paris, France

US suspends French tariffs over digital services tax

The United States has said it might hold off slapping tariffs on French cosmetics, handbags and other imports in retaliation for a digital services tax Washington says will damage ...

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USTR slams India, Italy, Turkey on digital taxes but holds off on tariffs

Digital services taxation adopted by India, Italy and Turkey discriminate against US businesses and therefore are inconsistent with international tax rules, the US Trade Representa...

Platform Industry News: Amazon

Ex-French minister sneers at Amazon executive’s justification of tax bill

An ex-French minister told the head of Amazon France he was “taking the piss” following the executive told a parliamentary committee that the business paid the French c...

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 Industry: Google News

Google says Denmark is reviewing its taxes there

National tax authorities have initiated a review of Google’s accounts in Denmark to determine whether the search giant has some outstanding tax obligation, the comany has sai...

Platform Economy: The technology sector in Paris, France

Facebook to pay $118 million in French back taxes

Facebook’s French subsidiary has agreed to pay more than 100 million euros (approximately $118 million) in back taxes, including a penalty, after a ten-year audit of its acco...

taxation

Apple CEO Tim Cook calls for overhaul of corporate tax

Interested to read that Apple’s CEO, Tim Cook has acknowledged that the global corporate tax system needs to be overhauled, thus becoming one of the first CEO’s of majo...

WTO

WTO ban on tariffs for digital trade extended until June 2020

GENEVA (Reuters) – 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 t...

Poor left behind

Trade war goes digital: countries eye tariffs on Internet economy

GENEVA (Reuters) – A 20-year global moratorium on imposing tariffs on digital trade could end next week if India or South Africa makes good on threats, according to trade off...

Platform News: Amazon building

U.S. to announce findings from probe of France’s tech tax on Monday

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. trade officials said they will announce any proposed action toward France on Monday when they release the findings from their investigation into t...