GAFA tax - updates

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U.S., France reach agreement on digital taxes

Aug 27, 2019 - 5:48 PM

Macron says France would scrap its own digital tax once a new international levy being discussed among 134 OECD countries is in place. France hopes it will be ready in 2020.

AGREEMENT. France's President Emmanuel Macron (R) and US President Donald Trump pose during a joint press conference in Biarritz, France on August 26, 2019. Photo by Bertrand Guay/AFP

France passes law taxing digital giants in defiance of U.S. anger

Jul 11, 2019 - 6:26 PM

The legislation – dubbed the GAFA tax – an acronym for Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon – is passed by a simple show of hands in the Senate upper house after previously being passed by the National Assembly lower chamber

GAFA TAX. This combination of pictures shows the logos of the GAFA's, named after Google, Amazon, Facebook and Apple, displayed on a tablet in Paris, on February 18, 2019. Photo by Lionel Bonaventure/AFP

U.S. launches probe of France's planned tech giants tax

Jul 11, 2019 - 3:01 PM

The probe into unfair trade practices could pave the way for Washington to impose punitive tariffs – something Trump has done repeatedly since taking office.

TECH GIANT TAX PROBE. US President Donald Trump holds a meeting on the opioid epidemic in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, DC, June 12, 2019. File photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

France unveils new tax for global internet giants

Mar 06, 2019 - 6:17 PM

Having failed to persuade his European partners to introduce an EU-wide tax, France will go it alone with its own new mechanism

France nears implementation of digital tax

Jan 21, 2019 - 10:54 AM

Qualified companies will be levied a maximum of 5% of its sales, representing around 500 million euros annually for France