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UNFRIENDLY SKIES: France Imposes New ‘ECO-TAX’ on Every International Flight

posted by Hannity Staff - 7.09.19

France unveiled yet another tax on their citizens Tuesday; implementing a new “Eco-Tax” on all flights leaving the European country regardless of destination.

“France will introduce an eco-tax on airlines flying out of France, which is expected to raise around 180 million euros ($201.67 million) from 2020, transport minister Elisabeth Borne said on Tuesday,” reports Reuters.

“Borne said France will gradually introduce the tax, which will amount to about 1.5 euros for an economy class ticket on flights within France or the European Union, 9 euros for business class tickets, and up to 18 euros for business class ticket for flights out of the EU region. There will be no tax on transit flights,” adds the website.

“We have decided to put in place an eco-tax on all flights from France,” Borne said.

The new fees come months after France implemented a “digital tax” on internet sales from giant corporations including Google, Amazon, and others.

“The levy of as much as 5 percent of French sales will start Jan. 1 and potentially raise about 500 million euros ($570 million) for the state,” reports Bloomberg. “Under the plan, which the cabinet will discuss on Wednesday, the tax will apply to any company with global revenue of more than 750 million euros and French sales above 25 million euros.”

The new tax scheme comes just months after the so-called ‘Yellow Vest’ protests swept through France, with angry residents clashing with police over high energy costs, massive taxes, lack of employment, and other issues.

French President Emmanuel Macron has vowed to overhaul the nation’s tax code in recent weeks but is struggling to cope with plummeting poll numbers and a series of economic challenges.

Read the full report at Reuters.

FRANCE FURY: French Government to Impose $570 MILLION ‘Digital Tax’

posted by Hannity Staff - 3.04.19

The French government is poised to implement a new “digital tax” on large corporations -such as Google, Amazon and others- that generate a substantial amount of revenue through online sales and shipping.

“The levy of as much as 5 percent of French sales will start Jan. 1 and potentially raise about 500 million euros ($570 million) for the state,” reports Bloomberg. “Under the plan, which the cabinet will discuss on Wednesday, the tax will apply to any company with global revenue of more than 750 million euros and French sales above 25 million euros.”

The new tax scheme comes just months after the so-called ‘Yellow Vest’ protests swept through France, with angry residents clashing with police over high energy costs, massive taxes, lack of employment, and other issues.

French President Emmanuel Macron has vowed to overhaul the nation’s tax code in recent weeks but is struggling to cope with plummeting poll numbers and a series of economic challenges.

Read the full report at Bloomberg.

BAD TIMING: Gore Launches 24-Hour ‘Climate Tax’ Campaign as France REVOLTS Against ‘Climate Tax’

posted by Hannity Staff - 12.04.18

Former Vice President and climate-change crusader Al Gore kicked off his 24-hour ‘reality’ broadcast promoting a global ‘climate tax’ this week; perfectly coinciding with the worst riots France has seen in over 50 years over Emmanuel Macron’s proposed ‘climate tax.’

“All of it is felt most keenly by the world’s most disadvantaged people,” said Gore Tuesday, “It’s up to each and everyone of us now to demand that our leaders do more.”

“A dramatic shift is underway, but it must be accelerated by new policies,” Gore added.

French President Emmanuel Macron partially caved to the “Yellow Vest” protesters this week; announcing a six-month suspension of his so-called ‘fuel tax’ as gasoline supplies dwindle throughout the country.

h/t Daily Caller

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