Challenge the the United Kingdom, the wrath of the United States through its commitment to move forward in its plans to impose a special tax on technology companies a big.
The move comes hours after the threat of Washington to impose trade sanctions on France, because of the imposition of a similar tax.
Ignoring the ministers in the United Kingdom complaints of the United States on France, published a draft law on tax of digital services (DST) regarding the imposition of a new tax on digital services as of the month of April next.
Designed this tax to raise 400 million pounds annually by the year 2022, but it will not apply to small companies or companies that incur losses in Britain, in order to protect startups.
Maintained Britain the original schedule to publish a draft bill of the proposed tax on the revenues of the United Kingdom from the likes of Google; Facebook; the Apple TV; and Amazon.
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Said Jesse Norman Jesse Norman, the secretary of the Treasury, in a statement sought the United Kingdom is always to find an international solution to the taxation of the digital economy, designed to tax digital services to keep our tax system in this area is fair and competitive, pending the settlement of a long-term international.
In response to the complaints of the United States, said a spokesman for the Department of the Treasury: the UK wants a global solution to tax digital services.
“We will work the issue at a meeting of the group of seven in France next week, once a global solution is appropriate, we will not need then to tax digital services us”.
Increased tension on the response of the United States after the president ordered Donald Trump and his business to determine whether the tax digital French targeting American companies unfairly.
The use of the administration of this procedure in the past year to impose tariffs on Chinese imports, causing a trade war between the United States and China.
Designed to tax the British proposed to be similar to the tax the French imposed, but by the application of the tax by 2 percent on the revenue of the search engines, social networking platforms and online marketplaces that serve UK clients.
Being applied to companies that exceed their revenue Global £ 500 million and £ 25 million for the activities of the United Kingdom.
And Britain to the imposition of the tax on their own because they are frustrated by the slow progress of international negotiations on taxation of digital companies after failing in an attempt to reach European approval on the tax of the European Union participate.