PODCAST: The European Union and the Digital Economy

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Gary D. Sprague of Baker McKenzie joins Talking Tax with host Dolores Gregory for a discussion of the EU’s efforts to tax the digital economy.

Gary is a regular contributor to the TM International Journal. In a recent column, he raised concerns about an EU proposal to adopt special rules for taxing companies that engage in business online—one creating a ‘digital’ permanent establishment and the other imposing a special levy on specific transactions – both of which represent a retreat from the arm’s length standard.

In this interview, Gary discusses the problems these proposals raise, not just for e-commerce but for all companies that do business across borders.

Listen here: http://src.bna.com/vAA.

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