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Digital Technology: Taxation

Question for Treasury

UIN 96879, tabled on 29 September 2020

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that the Digital Services Tax does not result in cost increases for the customers and selling partners of large technology corporations.

Answered on

7 October 2020

The Digital Services Tax is designed to ensure that digital businesses pay UK tax reflecting the value they derive from UK users. It is a fair, proportionate, and temporary measure, to be removed once an appropriate global solution is in place.

It is for businesses to decide their own pricing strategies.

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