European Parliament Members Push Back Against Digital Levy Delay

By Jean Comte

Prominent members of the European Parliament have asked the European Commission not to postpone its digital tax proposal. The commission said on July 12 that it had put on hold its work on a digital levy proposal in order not to impede the OECD-led negotiations on global tax reforms. The move was welcomed by the OECD but criticized by the EP, which had obtained in November 2020 a commitment from the commission to propose a digital levy by June 2021. The commitment, crystallized in an interinstitutional agreement, aimed to secure the reimbursement of the EU's €750 billion coronavirus recovery plan.

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By Jean Comte, posted on Monday July 19, 2021
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