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Tax experts have hit out against the latest proposal from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development on e-commerce tax, saying that it lacks clarity and will do little to reduce burdens on business. The OECD’s committee on fiscal affairs last week reached consensus on whether a website and server constituted a taxable presence in a country. But Chris Scott, e-tax partner at KPMG, said: ‘The OECD document will give rise to uncertainty for many UK companies that own servers located overseas.’

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