Pressure mounts on Ireland to accept EU digital tax

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The Republic continues to resist proposal as European opposition to the levy slips away

  • Pat Leahy, Cliff Taylor
  • The Irish Times

The Government is under increasing pressure to agree to European Commission proposals for an EU-wide 3 per cent digital sales tax ahead of a meeting of European finance ministers in Brussels next week.

Government sources says it will resist the proposal in its current form, but there has been heavy lobbying from the commission, the French government and the Austrian presidency of the European Union to have the draft directive approved by the end of the year.

The measure would…

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