A number of EU state members are proposing a turnover tax against the corporation tax avoidance of many tech giants.  The states argued that the tax system at present allows large digital firms to curb tax liabilities by creating subsidiary sites in countries with lower taxes.

Online publication Reuters reported that France, Italy, Spain, and German finance ministers have penned a joint letter asking tech multinationals like Google, Apple, and Amazon to have their revenues taxed in Europe.

Last year, Google came to terms with the UK treasury when the company agreed to pay tax on UK ad revenue.

Ed Miliband, opposition Labour party leader, had previously lamented that Google have gone to “extraordinary lengths” to avoid taxes, saying that even though the multinational company makes billions of pounds in UK, it is only required to pay just a fraction in taxes.  

 

Source: TechCrunch

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