Jul 5, 2019 - Technology

France advances tax on Big Tech

French lawmakers voted for a tax on the revenues of certain large digital companies on Tuesday, per the Associated Press.

Why it matters: The 3% tax on the local revenues of digital giants, like Facebook and Google, hasn't become law yet — but would be a shot across the bow of American tech giants who already face scrutiny in Europe.

What's next: The law has been passed by France's National Assembly, according to AP, but still requires approval from a second legislative chamber.

The big picture: Boris Johnson, favored to become the next U.K. prime minister, has also indicated support for such a tax, per Reuters.

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