French constitutional council rejects 'Google tax'

Friday 30 December 2016 | 10:20 CET | News
The French constitutional council has rejected the so-called 'Google tax', an amendment to the Finance bill targeting tax optimisation practices from big multinational companies. Inspired by similar initiatives adopted in Australia and the UK, the 'Google tax' was given the green light in November by the National Assembly, France's lower house of parliament, despite being opposed by finance minister Michel Sapin. In a ruling published on 29 December, the constitutional council rejected the 'Google tax' in its current form, on the ground that the French tax authorities cannot discriminate in

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