July 11, 2019 / 10:31 AM / 9 days ago

French parliament definitely adopts tax on tech giants despite U.S. probe

FILE PHOTO: A general view shows the French National Assembly during the questions to the government session in Paris, France, December 4, 2018. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

PARIS (Reuters) - A French tax on tech companies was definitely adopted by parliament on Thursday after the Senate approved a final version of the bill in defiance of a U.S. investigation.

The vote in the opposition-controlled upper house on Thursday showed the issue had met transpartisan support in France. The tax is due to kick in retroactively from the start of 2019.

Reporting by Elizabeth Pineau; writing by Michel Rose; editing by Leigh Thomas

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