France’s digital services tax, which other nations also are considering, represents a radical departure from current practice and would greatly complicate ongoing efforts by the OECD to negotiate changes to the international tax regime by 2020.
Publications: Joe Kennedy
August 16, 2019
In an op-ed for The Hill, Joe Kennedy explains why arguments used to justify Digital Services Taxes are dubious at best.
July 24, 2019
The net result of this legislation would be to increase support for research by start-ups without breaking the link between the credit and actual taxes paid. This should significantly bolster the U.S. innovation ecosystem.
July 23, 2019
Taiwanese taxi firms are pushing for regulation that would force ride-sharing platforms out of the market. As Joe Kennedy writes in the Taipei Times, policymakers should allow them to compete.
July 22, 2019
If the history of automation teaches us anything, it is that while automation can temporarily displace some workers it also raises living standards for society by reducing costs, improving quality, and allowing people to concentrate on higher-value work.
July 18, 2019
As Joe Kennedy writes for the Providence Journal, there are four core principles policymakers should keep in mind when directing antitrust scrutiny toward Internet companies.
July 12, 2019
With China becoming more assertive, one might think Taiwan would feel the need to increase productivity and innovation, including by working more closely with U.S. companies. Apparently not.
May 30, 2019
Regulatory reform is difficult to accomplish on a large scale because it requires a detailed examination of specific market factors, which takes time and expertise to accomplish. On each issue, regulators must balance the desire to promote competition and innovation with the need to protect public safety.
May 16, 2019
Testimony Before the US Trade Representative’s Section 301 Committee on Proposed Countermeasures to EU Aircraft Subsidies
ITIF endorses USTR’s proposed imposition of countermeasures, in the form of additional tariffs, commensurate with what the WTO’s Dispute Settlement Body has found to be adverse effects inflicted on U.S. aerospace competitors as a result of the EU’s WTO-inconsistent subsidy programs for large civil aircraft.
May 13, 2019
Arguments used to justify digital services taxes on large Internet companies are flawed. The United States should counter these proposals and work to restore international consensus around tax treatment for multinational companies.