Good Articles to Share

Author: Tan KW   |   Latest post: Mon, 24 Feb 2020, 9:48 PM


EU ditches digital tax plan, to work for global reform

Author:   |    Publish date:

BRUSSELS: European Union governments on March 12 scrapped a plan to introduce an EU-wide digital tax as some states opposed it, the Romanian presidency of the EU said.
The move is likely to be welcomed by digital giants such as Alphabet Inc's Google and Facebook who would have fallen under the scope of the envisaged 3% levy.
However they face similar taxes that EU states, such as France, Italy, Britain and Spain, are introducing at national level.
Speaking in a public session of a meeting of EU finance ministers, Romania's Eugen Teodorovici said there was no agreement on the tax despite months of talks, as the bloc's Nordic countries and Ireland kept opposing the reform.
He said ministers would now focus on trying to reach a common position for an overhaul of digital taxation at a global level by 2020, confirming a Reuters report last week.
Global reforms on tax matters have proven very hard to reach because of widely differing interests among top states.
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), a club of mostly wealthy nations, is currently working on a global reform of digital taxation to narrow loopholes that allow large multinational firms to greatly cut their tax bills.
The EU will reopen its debate on possible tax measures in the bloc if the OECD's planned reform is delayed, Teodorovici said. 
 - Reuters 
Share this

  Be the first to like this.


320  552  506  621 

Top 10 Active Counters
 ASB 0.15-0.005 
 MYEG 1.22-0.08 
 SAPNRG 0.23-0.005 
 ARMADA 0.38-0.02 
 XOX 0.050.00 
 ALAM 0.13-0.01 
 AIRASIA 1.10-0.06 
 MTOUCHE 0.16-0.015 
 IRIS 0.14-0.005 
 TIGER 0.055-0.015 
Partners & Brokers