Canada Digital Tax Plan Is ‘Direct Hit’ on US Jobs, Senators Say
Canada introduced legislation Tuesday to enact a 3% digital services tax targeting global tech giants, triggering a swift rebuke from US lawmakers.
The tax was included in a budget bill brought to Parliament by Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland, who has promised a digital services tax since 2021. Canada has been under pressure to drop the bill because of the impact it would have on US companies and global tax reform negotiations.
“It’s really a matter of fairness,” Freeland said at a news conference in Ottawa announcing a bill. “There are other countries, our partners, who are today collecting …