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

Tesla now has its own lithium mine

The company founded by Elon Musk has secured the rights to operate a mine in the state of Nevada. Tesla is putting all the odds on his side so as not to lose sight of his goals and achieve them on time. The American automaker aims to mass produce electric cars, and for this it intends to accelerate the production of its batteries, which it ultimately wants widely accessible from a financial point of view. It is with this in mind that the company founded by Elon Musk has just secured the rights to operate a lithium mine located in the western US state of Nevada, reports the agency's website. Bloomberg. The builder has filed a plan to take over a company at the mine site. 

Tesla now has its own lithium mine

Tesla had entered into discussions in recent months with Cypress Development, which has ambitions to extract lithium from clay deposits in southwestern Nevada, but the parties have failed to reach an agreement. according to sources familiar with the matter who confided in the American agency. Therefore, Elon Musk suggested that his company would do much better to mine itself to find lithium in the same state. And this, while Tesla has promised to reduce the cost of its electric batteries by 50%.

However, the task does not promise to be easy. As Bloomberg reminds us, it has always been very expensive and very difficult to produce lithium from clay. Moreover, no company has so far succeeded in extracting sufficient quantities to build a large commercial production. But Tesla intends to catch everyone by surprise: last week, Elon Musk told his investors that his company had secured the exploitation of more than 4,000 hectares of clay soil rich in lithium in Nevada, and that 'she had developed a "very durable" metal mining technique. This method would involve in particular the use of sodium chloride.

Tesla’s ambitions in recent months no longer conceal Elon Musk’s desire to fully invest in the electricity market. As the Futura website reported last May, the manufacturer recently developed new software that allows its users and customers to monetize the electrical energy they produce themselves. Objective: to create a unified electricity network.