French plotting "Google" tax
Tax hit on advertising revenue of internet search engines could be imposed by the French government
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”,