BRUSSELS (Reuters) – A global reform of the taxation of corporate digital revenues is very unlikely if the United States continues backing a “safe harbor” plan which would allow firms to choose how to be taxed, European Union tax commissioner Paolo Gentiloni said on Tuesday.

Outdated cross-border tax rules are set to be rewritten under a joint pledge from 137 states to reform a system that has been strained to breaking point by companies like Amazon, Facebook and Google which have booked profits in low-tax countries like Ireland, no matter where their customers are located.

A global deal is crucial to avoid trade wars and different national taxes on digital revenues, but is complicated by diverging positions.

Källa: EU tax commissioner slams U.S. plans on tech tax

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