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Spain looking to tax Whatsapp and Telegram as operators

Monday 14 September 2020 | 09:50 CET | News
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Spain has announced a preliminary draft to amend its law on telecommunications by adding companies providing instant messaging and voice over IP services such as Whatsapp and Telegram to its list of operators. Under the proposal, instant messaging providers will have to register as telecoms operators and, if their revenues exceed a minimum threshold, will be required to pay taxes currently levied on "traditional" operators such as Telefonica, Vodafone, Orange and others.

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Countries: Spain
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