France has been in the headlines in recent weeks due to its Digital Services Tax (DST) that mainly hits American companies such as Google, Amazon, and Facebook. Though the US and France agreed to a ceasefire on the DST last month, internationally, Pandora’s box is still wide open.
France isn’t the only country that has chosen to impose or signaled its intention to impose a DST. After the European Union scrapped its plans for an EU-wide DST, 19 countries have decided to take unilateral action in what will ultimately end in a complex web of varying tax rates and applicability requirements. As the maps show, countries around the world, have either implemented or plan to implement a DST on their own instead of waiting for an international consensus.
You can find the map of the global digital tax landscape here.