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Brady Laments France Digital Tax Proposal

March 06, 2019

Washington, D.C. – Today, the top Republican on the House Ways and Means Committee Kevin Brady (R-TX) released the following statement after France announced intentions to implement a digital tax aimed at technology companies:

“My view has remained consistent: new taxes targeted at cross-border digital services directly target U.S. companies.  If France goes through with this tax, it would result in double taxation and violate longstanding norms, spurring a reaction in the United States that could very well include a review of American tax and regulatory policies to ensure a level playing field in global markets.  The EU abandoned a similar proposal in December, and I strongly urge the French to do the same.”