Amazon, Facebook Lobby Groups Urge Digital-Tax End, OECD Deal

May 3, 2021, 4:26 PM

Lobbying groups representing the biggest U.S. Internet-based companies called on the U.S. to negotiate for the removal of digital-service taxes charged by nations ranging from the U.K. to India, with at least one endorsing retaliatory tariffs.

The levies imposed by Austria, India, Italy, Spain, Turkey and the U.K. cost American companies $3.1 billion, Rachael Stelly, a lawyer for the Computer and Communications Industry Association, said at a U.S. Trade Representative hearing on Monday. The group’s members include some of the biggest online firms including Amazon.com Inc. to Facebook Inc.

The hearing is the first in a series planned for ...

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