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Statement On Canada’s Proposed Digital Services Tax (DST)

Washington, DC – Internet Association (IA) Director of Trade Policy Jordan Haas issued the following statement on Canada’s proposed Digital Services Tax (DST) as part of the public consultation. IA also filed detailed comments to the Canadian government. 

“The internet industry believes that global tax rules should be updated for the digital age, but unilateral measures such as the Canadian proposal threaten to undermine the ongoing progress at the OECD to develop a long-term solution for global taxation that does not disproportionately focus on one sector of the global economy, or single out U.S. companies for unique treatment. Canada recently agreed to the G7 communique on coordinated reforms of the international tax system, thus Canada should pause any work on its unilateral DST and focus on achieving global progress with a global solution.”

Read the full IA filing here.