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French operators call for fairer, shared tax burden

Monday 21 November 2011 | 09:34 CET | News
The CEOs of France's four biggest operators, France Telecom-Orange, SFR, Iliad and Bouygues Telecom have called for the government to completely rethink the digital communications sector's tax structure in an open letter in Le Monde. Operators have seen a hike in the Cosip tax to fund French film and TV production, a change to corporation tax, a VAT hike on the TV component of multi-play bundles and the financing of public broadcaster France Televisions. France's telecom industry produces 2.3 percent of GDP, invest EUR 6 billion a year and employ 120,000 people, which merits benign neutrality

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Categories: General
Companies: Bouygues Telecom / France Telecom / France Televisions / Google / Iliad / Orange / SFR
Countries: France
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