Home > News > World
Friday February 28, 2014 MYT 9:35:03 PM
Friday February 28, 2014 MYT 9:37:01 PM
ROME (Reuters) - Italy has dropped a planned internet tax sometimes dubbed the "Google tax", in one of the first measures enacted by the new government of Matteo Renzi, an official said on Friday.
The former government of Enrico Letta passed a law on the tax last year, but promptly delayed the date it would come into effect until July. The European Commission warned that it could break EU rules before it was approved in parliament.
The tax, designed to ensure firms that advertise and sell in Italy do so only through companies with a tax presence there would be cancelled, Graziano Delrio, Renzi's chief of staff, told a press conference.
(Reporting by Naomi O'Leary)
Italy to delay VAT sales tax hike - ministry official
Italy coalition struggles for deal as tax showdown nears
Tax moves to forefront of Italy election campaign
Switzerland says Italy's Monti ready to resume tax talks if serves a second term
Oil firms artificially lifted Italy petrol prices - police
U.S. Ebola response chief seeks to reverse mistakes, step up response
Poll shows Rousseff gaining momentum as Brazil election nears
World must stop Ebola in West Africa or face 'pandemic' - Castro
Uruguay's roll-out of marijuana experiment faces election risk
EU's Ashton to stay on until end of Iran nuclear talks
Pistorius to be sentenced on Tuesday for girlfriend's killing
Turkey to let Iraqi Kurds reinforce Kobani as U.S. drops arms to defenders
Galatasaray, Basel fined over crowd trouble
Verizon Wireless outage hits parts of Brooklyn, Manhattan
Copyright © 1995-2014 Star Publications (M) Bhd (Co No 10894-D)