VAT news tagged as "Google"


Italy new ‘Google Tax’

September 22nd, 2015

Italy has announced that it will relaunch in 2017 a proposed ‘Google Tax’, which is set to bring it into conflict with the EU.  In 2014, Italy abandoned plans to raise VAT on Italian internet ad’s which are booked in other EU states for tax benefits. New Italian digital VAT The Italian Premier, Matteo Renzi, announced …


Australia levies 10% GST on foreign digital services – July 2017

May 12th, 2015

Australia has announced in this week’s annual budget plans to make supplies of digital services by non-resident providers to consumers subject to 10% Australian GST.  The measure will raise an estimated AUS$ 350million. The implementation date of the new measure will be 1st July 2017. This will require companies such as Apple, Google, Netflix, Amazon and …


Spain joins Germany with Google news tax

November 5th, 2014

Spain last Thursday joined Germany with plans for news copyright taxes on Google, Yahoo, Facebook and other aggregators. This is against the wishes of the European Union, and follows Hungary’s filed plans for an Internet Tax on online media giants such as Google and Facebook. Spain approves 2015 News Tax Spain’s Parliament approved its new …


Japan to target Amazon, Google and other non-resident B2C digital service providers

June 10th, 2014

Plans to subject to Japanese Consumption Tax the provision of electronic and digital services to consumers by non-resident providers have progressed.  The Government Tax Commission last month discussed further details following the announcement earlier this year of plans to levy Consumption Tax on B2C foreign internet services. The changes will affect such services as: music …

South Africa

South Africa confirms delay to non-resident digital VAT plan

April 2nd, 2014

As reported last month, South Africa has delayed the introduction of VAT on foreign B2C digital supplies to its consumers. The new date of the introduction of the requirement to VAT register will be June 1 2014 according to the Treasury. VAT on digital downloads, music, video and e-books The measures will require online providers …


Italy drops controversial Google digital tax

March 3rd, 2014

Italy has abandoned a law that would have levied new corporate taxes on Google ad spend that was channeled offshore to avoid local Corporate Income Tax. Italy abandons internet advertising levy The tax was passed on 23 December 2013.  It required that all search engine Ad Word business would have to be booked through Italian-resident …