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May 4, 2020, 3:38 PM

Digital Tax Even More Important in Pandemic: France’s Le Maire

Rick Mitchell
Rick Mitchell
Freelance Correspondent

The economic crisis spawned by the Covid-19 pandemic makes taxation of digital giants and other multinational companies more relevant than ever, French Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire said.

  • France doesn’t favor any new taxes on households or companies to pay for massive efforts needed to revive the economy and employment, Le Maire said Monday in a LinkedIn Q&A session.

  • Instead, he said he has proposed to Germany’s finance minister, Olaf Scholz, that the best solution is to accelerate work on two international tax projects: taxation of digital giants and a minimum tax on multinationals, projects led by the ...

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