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

In Australia, plane tickets to "nowhere" snapped up in 10 minutes

The Qantas company offers to fly a few hours to the "Great Southern Land". A great tour to observe, from the sky, the Great Barrier Reef or Uluru.

In Australia, plane tickets to "nowhere" snapped up in 10 minutes

Faced with the restrictions still in force for many airlines, they are competing in their imagination to get revenue into their empty coffers. Latest: Qantas. The Australian company offered a flight to "nowhere" to 130 passengers all for… 787 dollars (about 664 euros) minimum, details ABC. The carrier, which has lost two billion dollars since the start of the health crisis, organized a flight to Australia's "Great Southern Land". A journey that will leave and arrive in Sydney.

A trip whose tickets sold out in less than 10 minutes, making it the best-selling flight in Qantas history. It must be said that the company has gone all out to attract travelers: the flight will fly over the Great Barrier Reef and the mythical Uluru, the mountain located in central Australia and now forbidden to visitors because of its sacred nature for the aborigenes.

Lack of travel

The flight should last seven hours and allow you to fly over other mythical places on the island-continent such as Kata Tjuta, Byron Bay, Bondi Beach or even Sydney Harbor and its famous opera house. Tickets for this trip were priced at $ 787 (around € 664) in premium economy class, but prices soared to $ 3,787 (around € 3,200) in business class.

Despite these prices, the trip is therefore complete. "We knew the flight would be popular, but we didn't expect it to sell out in 10 minutes," a Qantas spokesperson said before advancing an explanation for this success on CNN: "People clearly miss traveling." Faced with this success, the Australian company could organize other trips of this kind when last August, it was an airline from Taiwan which had offered its passengers to fly over their territory. The Japanese company ANA also offered its passengers to fly over Hawaii last month.