MPs slam Starbucks, Amazon and Google on tax

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ritchard wrote:

May I suggest E-vat. A tax on internet sales that varies or recuperable if the company is registered for corporation tax in the UK. Vat +20% on all UK transactions.

Nov 12, 2012 8:21pm GMT  --  Report as abuse
Lobotomised wrote:

Just make it illegal to register profits in one country when they are made in another. Simple!

End this farce now.

Obviously Starbucks needs massive fines for their dubious and lying policy of one part of the company charging another part to use the brand name, and for one part of the company charging a mark up for raw materials . These policies should be proven to be straightforwardly and deliberately criminal.

Nov 12, 2012 8:44pm GMT  --  Report as abuse
ultimate wrote:

Slaughter them,the US authoraties are taking UK and European corportions to the cleaners,time to return the compliment,fine them,and fine them by the billions

Nov 12, 2012 10:29pm GMT  --  Report as abuse
mgb500 wrote:

This shows the hypocrisy of the chicken-livered government we have – thy “slam” the crooks at Starbucks et al…ie do nothing to remedy the position. BUT the working peasants are getting a 3p litre ie 13.65p per gallon hike in their fuel costs.

The latter is an easy target whereas the Yank corporations just buy the law… guess who gets to pay… have 200 years to work it out?!

Nov 13, 2012 6:17am GMT  --  Report as abuse
SCSCSC wrote:

This is pure and simple dishonesty. Those US companies engaging in this sort of activity are not even cleverer enough to realise that they are EATING THE VERY MARKETS THAT THEY ARE TARGETING MAKING THEM UNSUSTAINABLE.

Follow the US example and fine these companies billions. Is there such a thing as an honest and ethical US company?

Nov 13, 2012 8:55am GMT  --  Report as abuse
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