Gafa tax: Amazon charges its French suppliers the bill

Gafa tax: Amazon charges its French suppliers the bill

Three weeks after the adoption of the Gafa Tax by France, Amazon retaliates on Friday August 2 and announces that it will pass its 3% on to its French sellers.

Gafa tax: Amazon charges its French suppliers the bill

Jean-Christophe Caurette sells some of his books on Amazon. The Alsatian publisher will suffer this 3% increase in selling costs, a cost of 500 euros per year. “It is true that these are not extraordinary amounts, 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.“, Regrets the trader. A counter attack from Amazon after the implementation of the Gafa tax. The objective of the law: to tax the digital giants up to 3% of their turnover in France.

“A political announcement” for the majority

We operate in the highly competitive retail sector (…) We are unable to absorb additional tax“Amazon said in a statement. An inadmissible argument according to the representatives of the LREM majority. “We are not fooled, this is not an economic announcement, it is a political announcement, Amazon refuses to pay tax“, Declares Sylvain Maillard, LREM deputy from Paris.