E.U., Citing Amazon and Apple, Tells Nations to Collect Tax - The New York Times

E.U., Citing Amazon and Apple, Tells Nations to Collect Tax – The New York Times

BRUSSELS — European competition regulators on Wednesday mounted a push against tax avoidance by Silicon Valley giants, announcing plans to take Ireland to court for failing to collect back taxes from Apple and ordering Luxembourg to claim unpaid taxes from Amazon.The effort, which comes as the European Union considers proposals meant to increase the sums levied on technology companies, is part of a concerted campaign to revamp how taxes are collected in the 28-nation bloc.Officials in Europe have been particularly focused on flexing their regulatory muscles against American technology companies, including assessing penalties for antitrust violations and opening investigations into the mishandling of customer data.Critics have argued that the measures show that the European Union is unfairly targeting such companies — an accusation that officials in Europe deny.

Källa: E.U., Citing Amazon and Apple, Tells Nations to Collect Tax – The New York Times

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