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U.S. Weighs 25% Tariffs for Digital Taxes in U.K., India, Others

March 26, 2021, 10:21 PM

The U.S. is considering up to 25% tariffs on goods from Austria, India, Italy, Spain, Turkey, and the U.K. over digital taxes in each of those countries.

The U.S. Trade Representative’s office on Friday said it is seeking feedback this spring on potential trade responses to the six countries’ measures “to preserve procedural options” while negotiations continue for a global digital tax solution.

The announcement follows investigations into the taxes—all measures aimed at the revenues of tech giants. The U.S. has argued that such digital services taxes are burdensome and unfairly target U.S. tech giants, raising tensions. ...

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