Amazon passes the Gafa tax on to its French sellers

Amazon passes the Gafa tax on to its French sellers

In response to the Gafa tax, Amazon announces that it will pass this 3% tax on to its French customers.

Amazon passes the Gafa 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.