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South Korea moving to tax Google, Apple, Amazon
By Thom Holwerda on 2018-08-02 22:35:05

The South Korean government is planning on taxing Google, Apple, Amazon, and other major international technology companies for the sales they generate inside the country.

The government will move quickly to impose taxes on Google, Apple, Amazon and other global IT companies. This follows policymakers and lawmakers paying greater attention to growing criticism that the firms earn billions of dollars in sales here annually but pay no taxes. Naver, Kakao and other domestic companies have been complaining for years about "an uneven playing field," arguing their foreign rivals should pay corporate income tax on the revenue they generate in Korea.

Corporate taxation has basically been a well-orchestrated sham of loopholes over loopholes put in place through corruption (under the euphemism of "lobbying") that has gone on so long that most - if not all - multinationals pay little to effectively zero taxes, while smaller, local companies and individuals pay their full taxes. This clearly has to end - if my own small translation company has to pay - say - 20% in taxes over the revenue it generates, so should Apple, Google, and whomever else over the revenue they generate here.

This house of cards has to come tumbling down.

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UK law
By on 2018-08-03 18:53:01
here in the UK we have news stories every few months about how the big tech companies aren't paying sufficient tax

politicians come out and shout and rage against these tech companies

but the thing is - these companies are entirely within the law

and if politicians were serious about fixing the problem, they'd fix the laws that allow amazon/google/facebook/etc to not pay a fair amount of tax

strangely they never do
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     · RE: UK law by CaptainN- on 2018-08-06 18:40:07
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