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Three European countries want big tech to avoid tax
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Denmark, Ireland and Sweden block French moves

French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire's efforts to get the European Union colleagues around a new tax on tech giants have stalled.

UK will tax tech giants
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Tuesday, 30 October 2018 11:52

UK will tax tech giants


Two per cent but it is better than nothing


Technology giants will have to pay more tax in the UK under new government regulations.

Canadian music industry wants internet tax
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Monday, 08 October 2018 11:08

Canadian music industry wants internet tax


Which will pay for our poor business model

The Screen Composers Guild of Canada is calling for a copyright tax on all broadband data use above 15 gigabytes per month. The music composers argue that this is warranted because composers miss out on public performance royalties.

EU wants US tech companies to pay tax
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Monday, 23 July 2018 13:07

EU wants US tech companies to pay tax


US Tech horrified


European finance leaders called for progress on global rules to tax the digital economy at a meeting of G20 finance ministers and central bankers in Argentina on Sunday.

Apple snubs EU tax inquiry
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Monday, 04 June 2018 11:31

Apple snubs EU tax inquiry


Says the cash will prejudice its tax appeal 

Fruity cargo cult Apple is snubbing an EU investigation into tax evasion saying that if it were involved, it would prejudice its challenge to an EU order to pay up to 13 billion euros ($15 billion) in back taxes to Ireland.

Apple owes Ireland 13 billion euro
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Friday, 23 February 2018 11:58

Apple owes Ireland 13 billion euro

Pretty much what the EU has been saying all along

The Irish government's tax man was asked by the government what he thought Apple owed the country over its dodgy tax arrangement and he agreed with the EU.

Samsung chairman charged with tax evasion
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Thursday, 08 February 2018 10:17

Samsung chairman charged with tax evasion


Even if he loses, it is not as if he is going down

Samsung Electronics’ ailing chairman, Lee Kun-hee, was named by South Korean police as a suspect in a $7.5 million tax evasion case that involved the use of bank accounts held by employees.

Google money lost in Bermuda Triangle
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Tuesday, 02 January 2018 17:50

Google money lost in Bermuda Triangle


Bend it, shake it, anyway you want IT

Tech leviathan Google is up to its tax tricks again.

UK threatens to tax big tech over extremist content
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Like that will ever happen

Over the holidays, the UK government started to talk big about taxing big tech companies which fail to tackle extremist content.

Indians tell Apple it will not get special tax treatment
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Apple staff need counselling

The Indian Government has told the fruity cargo cult Apple that it will not be a special tax case.