Us And Eu Tax Issues On E-commerce

Many tax systems depend on indirect taxes, such as sales taxes, value-added taxes (VAT) or goods and services taxes (GST) to raise a substantial share of government revenues. Both the United States and the European Union have been struggling with how to apply sales and VAT to E-commerce transactions, both within and across borders. Neither body fully recognizes that decisions taken in the domestic arena have implications for cross-border application of these types of taxes. Inconsistent tax treatment of transactions between the US and the EU and within each country as well, already has surfaced.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

What are the Issues of Concern to the United States relating to E-Commerce?
What are E-commerce Challenges to Indirect Taxation?

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