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France will tax digital giants from 2019 even if no EU-wide agreement: FinMin

December 6, 2018 7:12 AM
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PARIS (Reuters) - Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire on Thursday said France will tax digital giants at a national level from 2019 if European Union states cannot reach an agreement on a tax on digital revenues for the bloc.

EU finance ministers failed to agree a tax on digital revenues on Tuesday, despite a last minute Franco-German plan to salvage the proposal by narrowing its focus to companies like Google (GOOGL.O) and Facebook (FB.O).

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