GAFA tax: “A real step forward” to be confirmed internationally

GAFA tax: “A real step forward” to be confirmed internationally

Economist Christophe Ramaux and journalist Étienne Lefebvre discuss in Franceinfo’s evening news Tuesday August 28 the compromise reached by France on the GAFA tax.

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“We came close to the clash, but on the finish line, it’s a real step forward. The United States is engaged in a global process. This puts pressure to advance this issue of international taxation, which is essential for more tax fairness ”, comments Étienne Lefebvre, editor-in-chief at Les Échos.

A French “sting”

I am afraid that we have taken a very small step forward for two steps backwards while finally waiting for the OECD to make progress on the subject ”, deplores Christophe Ramaux, professor of economics in Paris and member of the Terrified Economists.

At EU level, it didn’t work and it’s a shame because we would be stronger. The idea is that this tax is a stimulus for things to move internationally, but without the United States we will not succeed because they are too powerful.“, Warns Étienne Lefebvre.