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European Union plans to increase taxes on online giants

Online giants are facing increasing pressure in Europe over the low tax they pay

Reuters 

European Union finance ministers are set to discuss rule changes next week aimed at increasing taxes on digital multinationals such as Google and Amazon, an EU document seen by Reuters said.  Online giants are facing increasing pressure in Europe over the low tax they pay, but states have often found it difficult to raise the bill because existing rules limit the taxation rights to the countries where companies are physically present.  The document proposes a reform of international tax rules to change the concept of “permanent establishment” so that ...

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First Published: Thu, September 07 2017. 01:33 IST
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