French plotting “Google” tax

Plans are in the pipeline for France to hit internet search providers with a
tax on advertising revenue.

The sweeping proposal, which would affect internet giants such as Google,
Microsoft and Yahoo! every time a French net surfer clicked on an advertisement
or sponsored link, was floated in a government-commissioned survey.

Guillaume Cerutti, one of the authors of the report said the tax would put an
end to “enrichment without any limit or compensation”,

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