In response to the Gafa tax, Amazon announces that it will pass this 3% tax on to its French customers.
In Haut-Rhin, Jean-Christophe Caurette uses the Amazon platform to sell his books. With this new 3% tax imposed by the leader in online sales, he will pay an additional € 500 each year. This decision by the American group is a response to the Gafa tax which obliges the digital giants to pay a tax on their turnover in France.. “We are not in a position to absorb an additional tax (…) we have no choice but to pass it on to them”Amazon said in a statement.
Coming into force on October 1
“It is not so much the amount that bothers us (…), but in principle, I find it a little big that giants like Amazon discard on SMEs so that they pay the tax they are supposed to pay”, deplores Jean-Christophe Caurette. This Amazon tax on French companies will apply from October 1.