Austria Moves to Tax Online Companies

The EU has been unable to agree on taxing the internet. As a result, Austria went ahead and passed its own digital tax this week on revenues earned by online companies in their country. The entire problem with this type of taxation is the burden of accounting. This means that the online world will be forced to file taxes in every country with a matrix of tax rates and specifications. Small business will be the ones impacted the most and they will more likely just ban their products for sale in various countries.

Governments are going broke. They will never stop to look at the ramifications their actions have caused within the global economy.