24 Dec '13, 11pm

Mamma Mia ! Italy Passes the Google Tax

The Italian Senate has now passed the “Google Tax” and Italian lawmakers really do seem to be entirely blind to the fact that this law is illegal under European Union rules that cover trade and the establishment of companies. But what’s worse than this is that even if the law were in fact legal it wouldn’t in fact achieve what the proposers are saying that it would. Here’s Bloomberg : Italy’s Parliament today passed a new measure on web advertising, the so-called “Google tax,” which will require Italian companies to purchase their Internet ads from locally registered companies, instead of from units based in havens such as Ireland, Luxembourg and Bermuda. The tax has stirred controversy, with some lawyers saying it probably violates European Union laws regarding non-discrimination over commercial activity and could be subject to legal challenges. Yes, that is, clearly and ...

Full article: http://www.thedomains.com/2013/12/24/mama-mia-italy-passe...

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