The United States (USA) wants to tax six countries to introduce digital taxes. In practice, this tax on digital companies mainly affects US technology companies, which is a thorn in the side of the US government. So Americans prefer import taxes from Italy, Austria, Spain, Turkey and the United Kingdom.
Bloomberg reports this based on US government documents. Many technology companies have set up their European headquarters in a EU member country with a favorable tax rate. All revenues from other EU member states are sent through this country, which means that in practice companies pay relatively low taxes. Many countries want to tackle this system by introducing a national digital tax so that technology companies can pay taxes in the country where they generate turnover.
The United States is strict with this law. Since many technology companies are US companies, in practice the digital tax will mostly hit US systems. So the US has been threatening for some time with retaliation against countries that introduce the digital tax. The fees that the United States now wants to introduce are $ 1 billion a year. Rates can be as high as 25 percent. Italian caviar and handbags, British merry-go-rounds and embellishment, Spanish shoes and Austrian micro and telescopes may be subject to additional taxes.