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News EU finance ministers call for new tax on tech companies

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by bit-tech, 11 Sep 2017.

  1. bit-tech

    bit-tech Supreme Overlord Staff Administrator

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  2. Dave Lister

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    Of course it will be the end user who ends up paying this tax via increased prices.
     
  3. Wakka

    Wakka Yo, eat this, ya?

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    Good bye any attempt to get a decent GPU for your money - between the mining demand, RAM price hike, lack of competition and this, we'll be paying £300+ for a GTX 1050 soon...
     
  4. impar

    impar Well-Known Member

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    Greetings!

    Makes no sense that a mid-class worker or a local store pays more percent-wise in taxes than one of those mostly-software+services companies.
     
  5. Corky42

    Corky42 What did walle eat for breakfast?

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    I'd much rather the end user pays more via increased prices than everyone having to pay more taxes in order to make up the shortfall, if i don't use <insert company name here> products then it's not exactly fair to take more money from me just so they can offer a cheaper product.
     
  6. edzieba

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    As a stopgap to fixing taxation systems to close the existing loopholes it's not a bad idea, but it'd need one hell of a sunset clause to prevent it getting stuck as a business-as-usual tax.
     
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