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EU Preps to Tax Big Tech; Expands Call for Digital Tax Feedback

Jan. 19, 2021, 7:16 PM

The European Union is seeking stakeholder input on how a digital tax might be introduced in the bloc.

The European Commission, the EU’s executive, announced Tuesday that it would accept comments through April 12 to a questionnaire on issues including the minimum revenue thresholds above which a digital levy would apply, specific digital activities that might be taxed—such as platforms’ sale of user data—and how taxable revenue can be delimited geographically. For example, should the proposal use the IP addresses of digital service users.

  • The commission has said it will publish proposals by mid-year for a bloc-wide digital levy that...

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