Tajik tax chief officer seeks taxation of Google, Apple, Microsoft, Facebook

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Tajik tax chief officer considers that large global companies must pay taxes since they make profits at the expense of citizens of Tajikistan.

The Tax Committee proposes the Government to impose taxes on foreign companies offering Internet services to citizens of the country.

Foreign companies make profits due to offering services to our citizens. We must create a relevant legal fold and they [foreign companies] must register voluntarily and pay taxes, Nusratullo Davlatzoda, Head of the Tax Committee under the Government of Tajikistan, told reporters in Dushanbe on February 12.

He noted that Internet not only serves as a source of information but many paid services are offered through it.

For example, the sale of electronic games, movies, books, music and air tickets is carried out through Internet. We all use these services daily. Such services are offered mainly by foreign companies, which, using imperfect legislation, are not registered with tax agencies and do not pay taxes, Davlatzoda said.

Source: Asia plus