NEW YORK, August 26. /TASS/. Introduced by the French authorities digital tax is not directed specifically against American companies. This was reported on Sunday television channel ABC, citing a senior French source.
According to him, the representative of the French authorities, who agreed to speak on condition of anonymity, insisted that the purpose of the tax are not pressure only on American companies. According to him, under his action would fall as Google, Amazon, Facebook, Apple and Uber, and companies from France, China and other countries. However, as said the interlocutor of the channel, the authorities are ready to abolish a tax in the case that will be reached international agreement on the taxation of digital companies.
The US President Donald trump on Friday before flying to a summit of the group of seven in France said that the United States may impose customs duties on French wines in response to Paris entered the digital tax. “I don’t like what France did. She introduced digital tax on our technology companies,” said trump. Earlier, in an interview with reporters, he said that allows the introduction of customs duties on goods from France, in particular, the wines, the digital tax in respect of American companies.
On 11 July the French Senate (upper house of Parliament) finally adopted the draft law on the taxation of the largest companies that offer digital services. This tax will affect the profits of Internet giants received after January 1, 2019, and 3% of the total turnover in France. In particular, it covers all companies whose turnover exceeds €750 million worldwide and €25 million in France, and also the company whose field of activity covers online advertising, online sales or aggregators of information.
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