UK Fails to Give the Introduction of Digital Services Tax a Provisional Deadline

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A document by the House of Commons’ research department has been released in the UK, examining the prospects for introduction of the promised digital services tax (DST) in April 2020; relating to wider concerns regarding the complex task of taxing digital businesses and moves to implement approved reforms to the international tax system.

The government has said it would remove the local tax if an appropriate global solution was unanimously agreed and successfully implemented; even though it is unclear whether the OECD’s mediation timeframe is realistic given the complexity of the matters involved.