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Google: Taxation

Question for Treasury

UIN 130075, tabled on 15 December 2020

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of Google's reported treatment of Digital Services Tax as a regulatory cost in an email to customers of that company.

Answered on

21 December 2020

The DST is a tax on businesses that generate revenue from the provision of social media services, search engines and online marketplaces.

The Government cannot comment on how individual businesses have responded to that tax.

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