Digital tax: Stage set for EU leadership after Trump’s OECD withdrawal

By |junij 24th, 2020|digital tax, EU, News, US|

Amazon does not need another massive handout, but that is what the Trump administration gave the US behemoth by withdrawing from international digital tax negotiations at the OECD. The timing could not be worse, write Christy Hoffman and Oliver Roethig.

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Scholz and Le Maire present a united front on digital and corporate taxation

By |junij 23rd, 2020|Bruno Le Maire, corporate tax, digital tax, France, German EU presidency 2020, Germany, News, Olaf Scholz, Peter Altmaier|

Finance Minister and Vice Chancellor Olaf Scholz (SPD) and his French counterpart Bruno Le Maire (LREM) are confident that the current OECD negotiations on international tax systems will be concluded by the end of 2020. EURACTIV Germany reports.

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France slams ‘provocation’ as US halts digital tax talks

By |junij 19th, 2020|Bruno Le Maire, digital tax, Donald Trump, GAFA, News, OECD, Paolo Gentiloni, United States, US sanctions|

France and the US locked horns Thursday (18 June) over taxing digital giants such as Google and Facebook, after Washington said it was breaking off talks aimed at establishing a global framework for making the companies pay larger levies where they ope...

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Europe to push ahead with digital tax despite US ‘threats’

By |junij 18th, 2020|digital tax, EU digital tax, EU-US relations, News, OECD|

The European Commission plans to put forward a proposal for a digital tax if the international efforts fail this year after the US withdrawal, ignoring Washington’s threats if Europe moves ahead.

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Commission mulls digital tax to fund Europe’s multi-billion euro recovery 

By |maj 27th, 2020|digital tax, EU, European Commission, European Union, GAFA, Multi-Annual Financial Framework (MFF), News, Recovery Fund, Ursula von der Leyen|

The European Commission is considering bringing back Europe-wide plans for a digital services tax in order to finance the bloc's €750 billion recovery fund, the executive said on Wednesday (27 May).

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France to impose digital tax this year regardless of any new international levy

By |maj 15th, 2020|Bruno Le Maire, digital tax, EU, Europe, News|

France will tax big digital businesses this year whether there is progress or not towards an international deal on a levy, its finance minister said on Thursday (13 May), adding such a tax had never been more legitimate or more necessary.

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Poland proposes ‘Netflix Tax’ amid calls for broader digital levy

By |april 29th, 2020|digital tax, EU, Europe, Gentiloni, Netflix, Netflix Tax, News, OECD, Paolo Gentiloni, Poland|

Poland will introduce a 1.5% levy on the revenue of streaming platforms including Netflix and Amazon, its finance minister said on Wednesday (29 April). The proposal comes as calls mount for a broader taxation on the operation of digital giants in Euro...

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US industry hits out at UK digital services tax

By |marec 12th, 2020|digital tax, EU, News, UK, US|

Representatives from the US tech industry on Wednesday (11 March) hit out at the UK's plans to introduce a digital services tax from the beginning of April, following a period of uncertainty as to whether the UK would continue with the measures amid at...

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UK to consider opposition to digital tax in pursuit of U.S. trade deal

By |marec 3rd, 2020|digital tax, News, UK, US|

Britain said on Monday (2 March) 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 ambition to agree a free trade deal with the United States.

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OECD chief: ‘Sánchez government is a response to Spain’s political reality’

By |januar 23rd, 2020|Angel Gurria, Davos 2020, digital tax, News, OECD, Pedro Sanchez, Spain|

OECD Secretary-General Ángel Gurría is one of the most-wanted men in the corridors of the World Economic Forum, held this week in Davos (Switzerland). On Wednesday (22 January) he introduced Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez in the forum as “one of the great champions of multilateralism”.

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