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France postpones online ad tax until H2 2011

Thursday 16 December 2010 | 12:16 CET | News
France's Senate has approved the 2011 budget, including the so-called "Google tax", set at 1 percent of online advertising purchases, with an amendment proposed by budget minister Francois Baroin to postpone start of taxation on online advertising until 1 July, AFP reports. The minister said that the six month postponement would give the government more time to consult with the industry and to define the measure's terms. The French state hopes to raise EUR 10 million to EUR 20 million a year from the tax, which has been vigorously opposed by the online advertising sector for applying only to

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