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

Orange Cameroon launches mobile money transfer in the CEMAC zone

With its operation Entitled "Open Wallet", the telecommunications group Orange Cameroon, has just launched its mobile money transfer system between Cameroon, Gabon and Equatorial Guinea.

Orange Cameroon launches mobile money transfer in the CEMAC zone

From now on, subscribers to the mobile money services of this operator will be able to carry out transactions outside Cameroon. This initiative, which is currently possible in the three countries, is planned for the entire Cemac zone. This is what the company specifies in a note to its subscribers.

The operator told a local media that its partners involved in this process are Airtel Gabon, CCEI Bank in Equatorial Guinea and the Interbancaire monétique de l'Afrique Centrale (Gimac) group. A mode of operation approved by the Bank of Central African States (BEAC).




Indeed, last March, as an aid to the response to COVID -19, the BEAC recommended lowering the costs of electronic money transactions and digital payments in Central Africa. A recommendation supported by the interoperability of these operations possible for two years. Until then, only the banks had seized the opportunity properly, while the telephones also authorized for this were lagging behind.

With this launch of the Orange "Open Wallet", we have to believe that things are changing and that the awareness-raising workshops and working sessions organized by GIMAC in view of this reality, have finally achieved the objective.