Response to the Commission’s consultation on the fair taxation of the digital economy

Today, the Institute made a detailed submission to the European Commission on the fair taxation of the digital economy.

The Commission required respondents to complete a questionnaire together with a position paper on the challenges of taxing the digital economy. The Institute submission emphasised the need for international consensus to adopt a long-term solution which works for both the digital and wider economy.

The Institute highlighted that it is too early in the implementation of the BEPS project and ATAD to assess the BEPS risks that may persist in the digital economy under a post-BEPS taxation framework.

The Institute recommended that the European Commission continues to work within the OECD BEPS framework to build an international consensus on the taxation of the digital economy, rather than taking unilateral steps to tax digital businesses.

View the Institute’s completed questionnaire.

Read the Institute’s position paper.