The U.S. has asked several European countries to delay the implementation of the digital services tax, which will serve to fund part of the European Union’s multi-billion dollar recovery plan, the news agency AFP reported citing a U.S. document.

In the document, the U.S. noted that approval of the tax could be detrimental to the ongoing international negotiations aimed at reforming global taxation.

The new European tax, which is expected to be announced by the European Commission on July 14, “threatens the work undertaken through the OECD/G20 process,” the document states.

According to AFP’s sources, the U.S. has asked Germany, the Netherlands and the Nordic countries to postpone the digital services tax bill.

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