Wednesday, 30 November, 2022
TopicDigital tax

Topic: digital tax

US temporarily suspends additional tariffs on India, 5 other countries over digital tax issue

US had last March proposed retaliatory trade actions against India and other countries that imposed or were considering equalisation levy/digital services tax on e-commerce firms.

India’s digital tax is discriminatory but won’t retaliate now, US says

The office of the US Trade Representative said the taxes are 'inconsistent with prevailing principles of international taxation, and burden or restricts U.S. commerce.'

Equalisation levy 2020 — looking at India’s digital tax

There is a need for issuing clarifications on the levy in order to avoid taxing unintended business and narrow its scope.

US poised to hit India, Italy, Austria with retaliatory tariffs for digital tax

Determinations on the 3 countries are due because all of them have instituted so-called digital services taxes — or levies on local sales of companies such as Google — this year.

US probes digital services tax imposed by India & others, could hit back with tariffs

The move seeks to determine whether taxes on e-commerce discriminate against American tech giants like Apple, Google and Amazon.com.

Taxes without borders: Govt revises tax on digital transactions, but ambiguities remain

The expanded levy could address the drop in government revenues due to Covid, but the govt must clarify its applicability and enforcement mechanisms.

Governments must not shy away from taxing Google & Facebook for your personal data

The question is how digital taxes will work, and so far, the Czech Republic appears to have the best idea.

On Camera

YourTurn

In Gujarat, voters want BJP’s alternative but not of Modi

After ruling Gujarat for 27 years, BJP knows how to shield election outcomes from ground realities such as people’s hardships, leaderless govt and corrupt bureaucracy.
File photo of Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his Indian counterpart Subrahmanyam Jaishankar | Maxim Shipenkov/Pool via Reuters

Modi govt asked by sanction-hit Russia for parts for key sectors, says report

Moscow has sent India a list of over 500 products including parts for cars, aircraft and trains for delivery as sanctions squeeze Russia's ability to keep vital industries running.

Defence

Illustration: Soham Sen | The Print

Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.