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U.S. Treasury Mulls Retaliation to French Digital Tax

July 11, 2019, 11:29 PM

The Treasury Department is “evaluating a range of potential U.S. responses” to France’s adoption of a digital services tax, indicating that the Trump administration will likely retaliate if France moves forward.

The French Senate July 11 adopted legislation to impose a 3% tax on digital revenues. The Trump administration already announced a trade investigation into the French tax, but the Treasury Department July 11 indicated it is considering its own responses.

“If France unilaterally adopts a DST and the United States does not respond, other countries may impose similar unilateral measures,” Treasury official Kimberly Pinter wrote to Senate ...