Facebook and Amazon back Trump's probe into France's tax on tech giants

Amazon and Facebook have thrown their weight behind Donald Trump’s counter-attack on France’s tax on tech giants, which threatens to open a new front in global trade wars.

In evidence submitted to Trump administration trade officials, the two tech firms companies said that proposals for a levy on revenues earned in France would be unworkable, damage local businesses and unfairly hit American companies.

Britain is working on its own digital tax, amid criticism of the amount that the biggest internet companies pay in the UK, but France has been the first to sign such a tax into law, saying it will hit digital companies with global revenues of more than €750m (£685m) with a 3pc tax on their French…

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