Paschal Donohoe doubles down on opposition to EU digital sales tax

Minister reiterates Ireland’s stance at meeting of finance ministers in Brussels

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has said that Ireland will continue to oppose proposals for an EU digital sales tax. Video: EU Council

There is no wavering in Dublin’s opposition to proposals for an EU digital sales tax, Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe insisted ahead of an EU meeting of finance ministers, Ecofin, in Brussels that will debate the issue on Tuesday morning.

French and European Commission sources claim that the tide is turning in favour of the proposal for a sales tax on giant digital companies, against which Ireland, under increasing pressure, has been leading the charge. The proposals, which the commission hopes to have approved in December, require unanimity.

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