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Corporate tax and the digital economy: position paper

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This position paper sets out the government’s view on the challenges posed by the digital economy for the corporate tax system and its preferred solutions.

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Consultation description

Spring Statement update

The government’s updated position paper builds on the paper published at Autumn Budget, reflecting feedback from stakeholders and setting out in more detail how the government thinks this challenge can be solved.

Original position paper

There is a need to ensure that the corporate tax rules respond to the modernisation of the economy and deliver appropriate results for digital businesses that generate value in unique ways. The government is therefore publishing a position paper on how it thinks this can be best achieved. The government would welcome feedback on the contents of the paper. Responses should be sent by 31 January 2018.


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Corporate tax and the digital economy: position paper update

Corporate tax and the digital economy: position paper

Published 22 November 2017
Last updated 13 March 2018 + show all updates
  1. update published

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