Biden follows Trump's path and will punish Spain with tariffs for the 'Google rate', although he gives 180 days to negotiate




The story of the 'Google tax' or Tax on large technology companies that provide digital services is still not a success story. The tax has had trouble getting approved, and once it's passed, it still does.



After entering into force on January 16, 2021, Amazon already communicated to third-party sellers that it would pass 3% of the Google rate to their rates, as it had already done in other countries. Now it is Joe Biden who will follow in Trump's footsteps, but instead of threatening retaliation, he has directly established araceles to Spain and other countries.



However, right after doing so, it has suspended Spain, Austria, India, Italy, the United Kingdom and Turkey. The North American country gives 180 days for "multilateral" negotiations to prosper.






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The eternal wait for the global solution of the OECD and the G-20




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Since these types of laws began to be passed with taxes on large technologies, the position of the United States has been clear: they have always wanted a global agreement, which is decided within the OECD and the G-20.



The problem is that that global agreement is never fully formalized. After the blockade in the European Union, where a tax like the one in force in Spain has already been debated, an agreement was reached within the G-20 to promote a global Google rate.



The problem is that this intention was formulated in June 2019, just now two years ago, and officially there has been little progress in that regard. It is to be hoped that if Biden and the United States have given the 180-day period, it is because they trust that this period will be enough to reach a broad agreement, but officially there is nothing.