Immediately we publish in regards to the “Google”, Y on the event of Labor Day in a state of alarm, I mirror aloud on the potential selections that will likely be made within the coming months and that can undoubtedly mark the employment state of affairs in Spain and far of Europe within the coming years.
We’re experiencing such profound modifications at such velocity that we weren’t conscious of the transformation till the Covid-19 well being disaster, which has been an actual slap within the face of actuality, and which might produce an financial disaster nearly as severe because the well being disaster, with the rise of unemployment, with the rise of individuals with addictions, enhance of crimes and so on …
This well being and financial disaster provides the necessity to discover options and the “Google charge” is one among them.
What’s the Google charge?
It is called «Google»/« Digital charge »(TAX ON CERTAIN DIGITAL SERVICES) two completely different taxes (not charges) consisting of:
1st The Canon aede (by the acronym of the Affiliation of Spanish Newspaper Editors), which consists of the fee of a payment for linking content material protected by mental property rights (a tax added within the newest reform of the Mental Property Legislation).
2 The correctly “Google”, which is a TAX in opposition to tax avoidance raised by the European Fee to tax sure earnings of multinationals within the digital economic system that bill at the very least 750 million euros worldwide, reminiscent of Google, Amazon or Fb.
Due to this fact, this tax doesn’t apply to small and medium-sized firms that function on the web.
These sure earnings topic to tax will include apply 3% to:
- The availability of on-line providers.
- To on-line intermediation providers.
It’s estimated that between 750 and 900 million euros could be raised.
When will or not it’s utilized?
At first this yr 2020 will probably be utilized as an annual tribute and from 2021 will probably be utilized quarterly. I say in precept, as a result of in France it was utilized in 2018 and Macron withdrew the tax after threats from the Trump administration to lift tariffs on French merchandise.
This isn’t the one tax or thought, given this case establishments such because the European Union plan how you can regulate the market, for instance making a framework the place competitors is facilitated by establishing stricter guidelines how far more related you might be out there, as indicated by the professional Stefano Quintarelli (minute 29 and ss), however for sure the most well-liked tax is the «Google charge»
As soon as I’ve defined what the tax consists of, I make my most targeted reflection on employment:
We discover ourselves in a world the place there are some massive intermediaries that dominate the market, nice giants with an financial and political energy that the extra they optimize their operation, the much less personnel they require and that every time they’ve one simpler to maneuver your routine duties to low-cost places, to not point out that have rapid entry to data and anticipate the market.
Confronted with this goal state of affairs, apparently firms like Google think about lowering the hiring of personnel throughout this distinctive state of affairs, in precept as a result of they can’t transmit their enterprise tradition, whereas firms like Amazon they’re hiring extra workers as I lately indicated in an interview Mariangela Marseille Amazon nation supervisor in Italy and Spain.
We all know that with the digitization of employment, particularly low-paying jobs develop, nevertheless it creates jobs, and from my perspective it might generate far more wealth than the massive ones. create direct and oblique employment, greater than making use of a tax.
If a small firm with instruments like Slack or Trello can telecommute and instill its company tradition, a big firm can with extra cause.
To finish my reflection I’m attaching a report of Edge position , which analyzed in 2016 whether or not digitization creates or destroys jobs, I counsel its full studying.
There are two choices after the lockdown, both we discover ourselves in a postwar state or we see a possibility; the modifications of humanity have improved the standard of lifetime of the human being, and on this disaster I think about that the nice intermediaries of the planet should act (Bilderberg Group), and efforts ought to deal with creating jobs… good working can not go away behind younger individuals and ladies THOSE PENALTY IN ALL BIG CRISIS.