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U.S. Says Austria, Spain, U.K. Digital Taxes Are Discriminatory

Jan. 14, 2021, 4:32 PM

The U.S. added Austria, Spain, and the U.K. to the string of countries it says are discriminating against American companies through their decisions to tax local revenue of Internet giants such as Facebook Inc.

The office of the U.S. Trade Representative won’t take specific action following the outcome of the investigations, but will continue to “evaluate all available options,” it said in a statement Thursday. Last week, the USTR issued similar findings against India, Italy and Turkey.

In June, the USTR started investigations into the moves of at least 10 countries under Section 301 of the U.S. Trade Act of ...