GAFA tax: Companies have received their tax notice

"Companies subject to this tax have received a tax notice for the payment of the 2020 installments," said Bruno Lemaire. Not to mention the possible wrath of the American authorities, the GAFA have already taken the lead. Here's how.   The negotiations on the digital tax at the OECD have come to naught. “We had suspended the collection of the tax until the OECD negotiations were concluded. This negotiation failed, so we will collect a tax on the digital giants next December, "explained Bruno Le Maire, the French Minister of the Economy, in mid-October. "Companies subject to this tax have received a tax notice for the payment of the 2020 installments," the Ministry of the Economy said today. Facebook and Amazon "are among the companies" which have been notified "in recent days", assures for its part the Financial Times. So after firing the first ones, what should the French authorities expect from now on? Has

Britain: who paid for Boris Johnson's luxury vacation?

British parliamentary committee of the House of Commons responsible for ensuring compliance with the rules of parliamentary life has opened an investigation into the Prime Minister's luxury Caribbean vacation.

Britain: who paid for Boris Johnson's luxury vacation?

A British parliamentary committee has opened an investigation into Prime Minister Boris Johnson's luxury Caribbean vacation to find out who paid for it, British press reported on Sunday. According to the weekly "The Observer", the parliamentary committee of the House of Commons responsible for ensuring compliance with the rules of parliamentary life opened its investigation earlier this week. Boris Johnson and his fiancee Carrie Symonds, who announced at the end of February that they are expecting a child, spent the New Year on the private island Moustique, in the Caribbean Grenadines.


In his declaration of interest as a member of parliament, the Prime Minister said that this vacation, worth 15,000 pounds (17,300 euros), had been offered to him by businessman David Ross, a donor to the Conservative Party. But David Ross sowed confusion by denying, at first, having given such a sum to Boris Johnson, before going back on his statements through his spokesperson to affirm that it was a "Natural Advantage". The Labor Party, the main opposition party, has urged the commission to open an investigation. Downing Street, which had previously pointed out that it had declared everything in form, declined to comment on the announcement.