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AUSTRIA: Changes as from 2020 – Digital services tax on online advertising services and Obligation to keep records and liability for online platforms


Digitalization and the business models of “digital MNEs” present challenges for international taxation. At EU level, the proposed “Council Directive on the common system of a digital services tax on revenues resulting from the supply of certain digital services” has recently been rejected. On a global level, there are discussions on digital taxation within the G20/OECD with a view to developing digital PEs and a digital services tax. Nevertheless, some states have chosen not to wait for international solutions and have started to implement unilateral measures. Continue reading


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


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: Continue reading