AMETIC has already positioned itself against the tax on certain digital services (IDSD) proposed by the Government of Spain at the end of last year. He warned then that it was a unilateral decision that could have a very negative effect on the Spanish economy, insisting that any such measure should be conceived within the global framework of the OECD and regulate all countries equally to avoid fragmentation of the global tax system and the creation of inefficiencies. For this reason, it welcomes the agreement reached within the framework of the international organization.
The employers' association maintains that a new digital taxation proposed unilaterally and without consensus among the most developed countries affects the principle of legal security, alters in a negative way the legitimacy of an international tax system characterized by its cross-border coordination, and will have a local and negative in investment, digitalization, connectivity and in companies and consumers that access digital services. Additionally, remember that This type of taxes end up being passed on to the companies that use the digital services and the final consumer.
From the OECD proposal, employers highlights the rejection and fear that the international body manifests in the growing number of "digital taxes" that are emerging in many countries. To this end, the OECD warns that it is not advisable to isolate the activity of companies that operate in the digital environment, but should take into account the impact of any measure taken on taxation in the economy as a whole.
With the approval of the G20 finance ministers, the OECD's power to find an international agreement and the political impulse to the ambitious work calendar is strengthened. Thus, the working group of the OECD, the so-called Inclusive Framework, will double its efforts to continue on the foreseen path, with the aim of having a final agreement for 2020