Articles Tagged 'Amazon'

France approves digital tax on American tech giants, defying US trade threat

July 12, 2019
France’s Senate approved a tax on the revenues of tech giants like Google, Amazon and Facebook on Thursday, defying a warning from the President Donald… READ MORE

U.S. moving toward major antitrust probe of tech giants

by Reuters
June 4, 2019
The U.S. government is gearing up to investigate whether Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google misuse their massive market power, sources told Reuters on Monday, setting… READ MORE

AOC blew Amazon out of New York in 2019 over tax breaks but demanded one for herself in 2012

by John Gage
April 16, 2019
Freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., who regularly lambastes Republicans over tax cuts and helped scuttle a plan by Amazon to locate in New York City… READ MORE

New Zealand to target online giants with digital tax

February 19, 2019
WELLINGTON (Reuters) – New Zealand said on Monday that it plans to update its laws so it can tax revenue earned by multinational digital firms… READ MORE

France demands that a new digital tax on tech giants should come this year

November 6, 2018
France will not rest until its plan for an EU-wide digital tax gets approved before the end of the year, the country’s finance minister said… READ MORE

Britain to target online giants with new ‘Digital Services Tax’

by Reuters
October 30, 2018
“It’s clearly not sustainable, or fair, that digital platform businesses can generate substantial value in the UK without paying tax here in respect of that… READ MORE

Amazon calls Bernie Sanders’ claims of poor worker conditions ‘inaccurate and misleading’ in rare political response

August 29, 2018
Amazon responded to repeated criticism by Sen. Bernie Sanders Wednesday, saying his claims of poor worker conditions in the company’s fulfillment centers are “inaccurate and… READ MORE

Trump renews call for internet tax, making a veiled threat against Amazon

by Sara Salinas
January 12, 2018
President Donald Trump repeated an earlier call for an internet tax, in a thinly veiled shot at Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, who owns The Washington Post.… READ MORE

Amazon Considering Allowing Developers Access To Alexa Transcripts

July 18, 2017
According to the Information, Amazon is considering opening up access to private transcript data from its Alexa devices to third-party developers, raising concerns of privacy… READ MORE

CA lawmakers try slapping $1B annual tax on internet sales

June 2, 2011
Associated Press The state of California could collect more than $1 billion a year by taxing Amazon and other online retailers if a bill approved by the Assembly becomes law. Assemblyman Charles Calderon, a Democrat from Whittier, says his legislation doesn’t impose a new sales tax, but extends one that California should already have been enforcing. AB155 passed, 47-16, with… READ MORE

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