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France Updates Guidance on Who Is Caught by Digital Tax (1)

March 24, 2020, 12:29 PMUpdated: March 24, 2020, 4:38 PM

Tech giants got a clearer idea of whether they are required to pay France’s digital services tax in updated guidance published Tuesday.

The guidance says in-scope platforms include taxi apps, job postings, dating sites, social media platforms, and certain types of targeted online advertising services. Excluded business models include financial services and news media.

France’s digital services tax was signed into law July 25, and guidance published in October only included a broad description of companies caught by the tax.

The 3% levy applies to any company that has worldwide revenue of at least 750 million euros ($813 ...

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