Economic Times: ‘Google tax’ could draw reprisal, US cautions India

Economic Times: ‘Google tax’ could draw reprisal, US cautions India. “India’s 6% equalisation levy on foreign online advertising platforms may impede its overseas trade and increase the risk of retaliation from countries where Indian companies are doing business, the US has cautioned. This is because its provisions do not provide credit for tax paid in other countries for the service provided in India, it said.”

Washington Post: Tax change in coronavirus package overwhelmingly benefits millionaires, congressional body finds

Washington Post: Tax change in coronavirus package overwhelmingly benefits millionaires, congressional body finds. “More than 80 percent of the benefits of a tax change tucked into the coronavirus relief package Congress passed last month will go to those who earn more than $1 million annually, according to a report by a nonpartisan congressional body expected to be released Tuesday.”

Coronavirus stimulus checks: TurboTax launches tool to help Americans who don’t file tax returns (Yahoo Money)

I feel ambivalent about this one as it involves Turbo Tax and I do not trust Turbo Tax at all. But it is in association with the IRS. So here it is. Yahoo Money: Coronavirus stimulus checks: TurboTax launches tool to help Americans who don’t file tax returns. “TurboTax has launched a new stimulus registration tool in partnership with the Internal Revenue Service to help low-income Americans who don’t usually file taxes get their stimulus aid checks. The tool is free and allows people to file a minimum tax return with the IRS to determine if they’re eligible for the stimulus payment. If eligible, users will need to answer a few questions and choose whether to get the payment though direct deposit or check.”

TechJaJa: How is Uganda’s Social Media Tax impacting Citizens Two years later?

TechJaJa: How is Uganda’s Social Media Tax impacting Citizens Two years later?. “As of 23rd March 2020, Uganda has only confirmed one case of the novel coronavirus. The President of Uganda recently issued directives which saw all schools in Uganda closed effective March 20, all gatherings banned, the border’s closed, international flights banned, citizens urged to stay home and many others in order to curb the spread of the virus. But some of the measures for curbing this virus such as having people work remotely, students study at home and an increased reliance on digital transactions, are all hindered by Uganda’s social media and the mobile tax that was introduced in the country in July 2018. “

CNN: US tech companies will be hit with new UK tax in just three weeks

CNN: US tech companies will be hit with new UK tax in just three weeks. “Britain will start charging a tax on digital services in three weeks despite fierce opposition from Big Tech and the US government. The UK government said Wednesday that it’s moving ahead with a 2% tax on revenue from digital services such as search and advertising starting on April 1.”

Bloomberg: When Big Tech Goes Green, Taxpayers Help Foot the Bill

Bloomberg: When Big Tech Goes Green, Taxpayers Help Foot the Bill. “Google is hardly the only company to shield its identity as it negotiates with local governments and utilities. The practice is becoming standard among the technology industry’s biggest companies. As it builds out its data center footprint, Facebook consistently conditions potential deals on the utmost secrecy.”