Canada plans digital tax in 2022 on global tech giants such as Facebook, Google

OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canada plans to impose a tax on corporations providing digital services from 2022 that will stay in place until major nations come up with a coordinated approach on taxation, the Finance Department said on Monday.

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development is working on a common approach to ensure digital behemoths, such as Alphabet Inc’s Google and Facebook Inc, pay their share of taxes as the coronavirus hammers budgets.

Canada said it was concerned about a delay in reaching agreement. The threat of digital services taxes has prompted threats of trade retaliation from outgoing U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration.

The new tax would come into effect on Jan. 1, 2022, and remain in place until a common approach is agreed upon. The measure would raise federal revenues by C$3.4 billion ($2.6 billion) over five years, starting in the 2021-22 fiscal year.

“Canadians want a tax system

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Canada Plans Digital Tax in 2022 on Global Tech Giants Such as Facebook, Google | Technology News

OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canada plans to impose a tax on corporations providing digital services from 2022 that will stay in place until major nations come up with a coordinated approach on taxation, the Finance Department said on Monday.

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development is working on a common approach to ensure digital behemoths, such as Alphabet Inc’s Google and Facebook Inc, pay their share of taxes as the coronavirus hammers budgets.

Canada said it was concerned about a delay in reaching agreement. The threat of digital services taxes has prompted threats of trade retaliation from outgoing U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration.

The new tax would come into effect on Jan. 1, 2022, and remain in place until a common approach is agreed upon. The measure would raise federal revenues by C$3.4 billion ($2.6 billion) over five years, starting in the 2021-22 fiscal year.

“Canadians want a tax system

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Canada plans digital tax in 2022 on global tech giants

OTTAWA, Nov 30 (Reuters) – Canada plans to impose a tax on corporations providing digital services from 2022 that will stay in place until major nations come up with a coordinated approach on taxation, the finance department said on Monday.

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development is working on a common approach to ensure digital behemoths, such as Google and Facebook Inc, pay their fair share of taxes as the coronavirus hammers budgets. Canada said it was concerned about a delay in reaching agreement.

The new tax would come into effect on January 1 2022 and remain in place until a common approach is agreed. The measure would raise federal revenues by C$3.4 billion ($2.6 billion) over five years, starting in the 2021-22 fiscal year.

“Canadians want a tax system that is fair, where everyone pays their fair share,” Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland told legislators in the fall economic

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Amazon refuses French tax initiative, Apple negotiating

Google, Microsoft, and Facebook have signed up to a new “Tech for Good Call,” a French initiative that includes principles about taxation. Amazon has declined to collaborate, however, and Apple is reportedly still in discussions.

As France begins implementing its own digital tax system, the country’s government is also working to get non-binding agreements from big tech companies over global issues. Reportedly, 75 executives from technology firms around the world have signed the “Tech for Good Call,” but notable exceptions are Apple and Amazon.

According to Reuters, the global issues involved range from taxation, through privacy, and on to combating hate crime online.

Companies agree to “contribute fairly to the taxes in countries where [they] operate,” a presidential spokesperson said. They also agree to block “child sexual abuse material, terrorist or extreme violence [of] online contents,” and to “support the ecological transition.”

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Netflix to declare more than $1.3 billion in UK revenue, increasing pressure on other big tech firms over their favorable tax arrangements



Netflix. Photo by Britta Pedersen/picture alliance via Getty Images


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Netflix. Photo by Britta Pedersen/picture alliance via Getty Images

  • Netflix on Saturday said it would declare more than $1.3 billion in UK revenue, according to The Guardian.
  • The move is likely to put pressure on other tech giants like Amazon and Google, many of which use tax jurisdictions to their favor.  
  • The streaming giant has about 50 productions based in the UK, including “The Crown” and “The Witcher,” with plans to double UK spending, Variety reports. 
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Netflix on Saturday said it would declare more than $1.3 billion (£1 billion) in UK revenue, according to a report, putting tax pressure on other tech firms like Amazon. 

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“As Netflix continues to grow in the UK and in other international markets we want our corporate structure to reflect this footprint. So from next year, revenue

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France orders tech giants to pay digital tax

The French Finance Ministry has sent out notices to big tech companies liable for its digital service tax to pay the levy as planned in December, the ministry said on Wednesday.

France suspended collection of the tax, which will hit companies like Facebook and Amazon, early this year while negotiations were underway at the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development on an overhaul of international tax rules.

The Finance Ministry has long said it would collect the tax in December as planned if the talks proved unfruitful by then, which is what happened when the nearly 140 countries involved agreed last month to keep negotiating until mid 2021.

“Companies subject to the tax have received their notice to pay the 2020 installment,” a Finance Ministry official said.

France last year applied a 3 percent levy on revenue from digital services earned in France by companies with revenues of more than

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France orders Big Tech to pay digital tax despite threat of US tariffs

France will require big tech companies to pay its digital services tax, a move that is likely to trigger retaliation by President Donald Trump and pitch the incoming US administration into another trade fight.



a store inside of a building: A worker walk in the Amazon's distribution center of Saran on October 26, 2018, central France. (Photo by GUILLAUME SOUVANT / AFP)    (Photo credit should read GUILLAUME SOUVANT/AFP/Getty Images)


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A worker walk in the Amazon’s distribution center of Saran on October 26, 2018, central France. (Photo by GUILLAUME SOUVANT / AFP) (Photo credit should read GUILLAUME SOUVANT/AFP/Getty Images)

The 3% tax on revenue from digital services in the country was introduced last year. But the French government had suspended collections while negotiations on a broader overhaul of the global tax system played out at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. Those talks have not produced a breakthrough.

“Companies received the tax notice for this year,” the finance ministry said in a statement on Wednesday. Google, Facebook and Amazon are among the US tech firms that will have to pay

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France to Tax U.S. Tech Firms as Trade Standoff Heats Up

French Economy and Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire at a press conference outside the Elysee Presidential Palace in Paris in September 2020.

French Economy and Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire at a press conference outside the Elysee Presidential Palace in Paris in September 2020.
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The French Ministry of Economy and Finance has warned tech companies that it expects them to pay the nation’s new 3% digital service tax starting in December, Reuters reported on Wednesday.

France halted collection of the tax earlier this year after backlash from the U.S. government and threats of increased trade tariffs by the Trump administration. The matter went to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. No deal was reached. In July, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin requested that the negotiations be delayed during the novel coronavirus pandemic, but European officials interpreted that as a stalling tactic designed to blow up whatever agreements had been reached so far. Donald Trump’s administration then nuked the talks. French tax authorities had

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France orders big tech firms to start paying digital tax

France is moving ahead with its plan to implement a controversial digital tax on big tech companies, sending out notices to various companies today informing them they’ll be required to pay up if they want to continue doing business there.

The tax is being championed by the French Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire, who argues that big tech companies aren’t being taxed properly by European nations.

The problem is that big tech firms, which include Amazon.com Inc., Apple Inc., Facebook Inc., Google LLC and Microsoft Corp., take advantage of a loophole in European Union law. The loophole means they can generate lots of revenue in various European countries and report that to tax authorities in just one country, such as Ireland, which has a lower corporate tax policy. That means they end up paying far fewer in taxes than they would if they were to report in the country where

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France launches Big Tech digital services tax despite Trump threats

  • France has notified US Big Tech companies, including Facebook and Amazon, that it is levying its new 3% digital services tax for this year.
  • France put collecting the money on hold in January, after the tax sparked a tariff war with President Donald Trump’s administration.
  • The tax is aimed at large tech companies operating in France.
  • The Trump administration in July threatened to place tariffs on handbags and makeup if France followed through with the tax.

France has demanded US tech giants pay its new 3% digital services tax, in a re-escalation of a trade war with the White House that was put on hold in January.

The Financial Times reported Wednesday that tech companies including Facebook and Amazon had been told by French authorities over the past few days that they need to pay the tax for 2020. The FT cited company executives, advisors, and French officials.

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