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Quebec Digital Sales Tax Bill Demonstrates the Complications That Come With Implementing a "Netflix Tax" - Michael Geist
The public policy battle over a digital sales tax to cover services such as Netflix continues in Canada with the introduction last week of a Quebec private members bill that would require the collection and remission of provincial sales tax by "persons with a significant online presence." I've already written extensively about the longstanding policy work on digital sales taxes, the misleading claims about a level playing field, and how Canadian subscribers can pay the sales tax on Netflix today if they so choose. While there is an inevitably about digital sales taxes - it will come once global standards are sorted out - some still want the tax now without much regard for the challenges of implementation.