French tax

The White House prepares a response to the French tax on technology companies

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative said Wednesday it will announce next week whether it will retaliate against France for a digital services tax instituted earlier this year. The tax levies 3% of the annual turnover of technology companies such as Amazon, Apple and Facebook made from French users. “The U.S. Trade Representative is […]

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Big tech target for French tax, Trump response could put wine and cheese in the crosshairs

As the United States and China engage in protracted negotiations to avoid a trade war, the Trump administration braces for another trade skirmish with a more unexpected foe. The latest trade battle appears to center on France, better known for its wine and cheese exports than the intellectual property theft that inspired China’s trade setback, […]

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WeHo Preservation Commission approves revised French market plan

With a 5-2 vote Monday night, the West Hollywood Historic Preservation Commission gave its approval to revised plans for the proposed French Marketplace project. The commission previously gave the project its blessing in August, but after developer Faring downsized the building, the project had to return for another review. The revised project of the French […]

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Report: Louis Vuitton cuts staff discounts after French tax audit

Paris, France – Louis Vuitton is cutting deep discounts for staff members and their families after a French tax authority ruled bargain prices on haute couture should be considered a taxable benefit, according to people familiar with the matter. The LVMH brand has agreed to end staff discounts of up to 90% for unsold products, […]