Future of Internet and Tax!!!

Google and various American internet companies have larger market shares in many countries outside the US than they have in the US, but they don't conform to same tax and employment standards as their local country competitors. What are the impacts for taxation and employment in these countries? What policy approach should be taken in this situation? Should internet players be left alone, or should they pay tax in the companies where they operate?


Roslyn Layton of Strand Consult and Jeff Cole from the Center of the Digital Future discuss the future of the internet and taxation. Google and various American internet companies have larger market share in many countries outside the US than they have in America, but they don't conform to same tax and employment standards as their local country competitors. What are the impacts for taxation and employment in these countries? What policy approach should be taken in this situation? Should internet players be left alone, or should they pay tax in the companies where they operate? Jeff makes some suggestions of how internet companies should operate in foreign countries.

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