Michaela Merz

EU – interim tax of 3% on certain “digital” revenue planned

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EU commission presented today new proposal how the income from digital activity should be taxed fairly.

“The tax will apply to revenues created from activities where users play a major role in value creation and which are the hardest to capture with current tax rules, such as those revenues:

 

 

  • created from selling online advertising space
  • created from digital intermediary activities which allow users to interact with other users and which can facilitate the sale of goods and services between them
  • created from the sale of data generated from user-provided information.

Tax revenues would be collected by the Member States where the users are located, and will only apply to companies with total annual worldwide revenues of €750 million and EU revenues of €50 million. This will help to ensure that smaller start-ups and scale-up businesses remain unburdened. An estimated €5 billion in revenues a year could be generated for Member States if the tax is applied at a rate of 3%,” as describe below.

Please click HERE for further information.

 

Bildquelle: Erich Westendarp  / pixelio.de

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