The European Commission stated Monday it might delay its plan to suggest an EU digital tax as a way to not jeopardise efforts to safe a world deal on fairer taxation.
After an “extraordinary” breakthrough at G20 talks on Saturday, “we have decided to put on hold our work on a proposal for a digital levy”, an EU spokesman stated, a day after Washington requested Brussels to delay its tax plan.
Meeting in Venice, G20 finance ministers on Saturday endorsed a plan agreed by 132 international locations to overtake the best way multinational corporations, together with US digital giants, are taxed.
The G20 known as on negotiators to swiftly handle the remaining points and finalise the settlement by October.
They authorized the results of negotiations on the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) for a world minimal company tax charge of a minimum of 15 p.c, and to permit nations to tax a share of the earnings of the world’s largest corporations no matter the place they’re headquartered.
The European Commission has insisted its new levy plan, that was because of be unveiled later this month, would conform with no matter is agreed on the OECD and would hit 1000’s of corporations, together with European ones.
Money raised from the digital tax is meant to assist pay for the bloc’s 750-billion-euro post-pandemic restoration plan.
Three EU international locations — together with Ireland, which has grow to be a European base for a raft of US corporations due to low tax charges — have but to enroll to the OECD settlement.
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