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Clamping down on Google’s tax avoidance: don’t hold your breath

Herson, Martin (2013) Clamping down on Google’s tax avoidance: don’t hold your breath. British Politics and Policy at LSE (23 May 2013). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Outrage over tax avoidance has bubbled up this week with the visit of Google’s executive chairman Eric Schmidt, who is speaking at the LSE today. The crucial agreement that has brought criticism of Google is that the sale of a product over the internet is treated just like the sale of its physical equivalent, and therefore taxed in the country where the company is domiciled. Martin Hearson argues that the system as it stands now suits countries like the US and UK, which are home to large multinationals that sell services abroad without needing a big physical presence. This is why the UK opposed the proposed changes at a meeting debating international tax rules last year.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author(s) CC BY-NC-ND 3.0; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
K Law > K Law (General)
Sets: Collections > British Politics and Policy at LSE
Date Deposited: 05 May 2017 09:16
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2019 23:19
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/75560

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