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Jan302015

France Looking At Taxing Netflix, Amazon To Fund Film And Tv - Yahoo News











French President Francois Hollande said in October that European laws on audiovisual services should be overhauled so that digital companies based outside of Europe but streaming to European customers are subject to the same taxes as European firms. View gallery France may tax streaming video providers, such as Amazon, to bolster the state-subsidised French TV France has already taken Kim Kardashian a first step this year by changing its laws to compel online companies located outside of the country but selling to French consumers to pay sales tax. That measure notably hits Netflix, which started streaming to French customers in September 2014. Its European headquarters are moving this year from Luxembourg to The Netherlands. Google is increasingly making inroads into streaming commercial movies and TV shows through its YouTube subsidiary, and online retail giant Amazon is also getting in on the act with its Amazon Prime Instant Video service, which this month signed up Woody Allen for his own series. - front page Netflix, Amazon 'shaking up' sector - "Globally, the sector is reconfiguring itself and the emergence of new actors like Netflix and Amazon are shaking up the production and distribution landscape," Pellerin said. France has a vibrant film and television sector thanks to a system that requires television networks to hand over a proportion of their turnover to back domestic production, on top of a series of public grants and funds. The result is a diverse field of many small- to mid-size production companies, unlike in the United States, where studios and listed entertainment conglomerates dominate. In terms of quality, French films are well-regarded.
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Jan302015

France Looking At Taxing Netflix, Amazon To Fund Film And Tv - Yahoo News











"It's an urgent issue for the financing of French production, which they (the US Internet companies) profit from because they are also advertisers," she said. "I have no doubt the solutions France will come up with will also interest Britain, Germany, Italy, Spain and Poland." The comments were the learn more latest sign that France is determined to protect its audiovisual sector, and will counter any attempts by the big American companies to avoid French taxes used to support domestic productions. French President Francois Hollande said in October that European laws on audiovisual services should be homepage overhauled so that digital companies based outside of Europe but streaming to European customers are subject to the same taxes as European firms. View gallery France may tax streaming video providers, such as Amazon, to bolster the state-subsidised French TV France has already http://aleidabraz.soup.io taken a first step this year by changing its laws to compel online companies located outside of the country but selling to French consumers to pay sales tax. That measure notably hits Netflix, which started streaming to French customers in September 2014. Its European headquarters are moving this year from Luxembourg to The Netherlands. Google is increasingly making inroads into streaming commercial movies and TV shows through its YouTube subsidiary, and online retail giant Amazon is also getting in on the act with its Amazon Prime Instant Video service, which this month signed up Woody Allen for his own series.
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Jan272015

France Says Eu Ministers To Press Ahead With Transactions Tax Talks - Yahoo Finance











View photo French Finance Minister http://lindseyndyc.kazeo.com Michel Sapin leaves after the weekly cabinet meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris December 22, 2014. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Austria will spearhead fresh efforts by eleven European finance ministers to reach a deal on an elusive financial transactions tax, France's finance minister said on Monday. The tax, first proposed in the 1970s to penalise currency speculators, was seized on by France and Germany in 2012 as a political symbol to correct the excesses that were blamed for the worst financial crisis in a generation. But talks became mired in http://www.nexopia.com/users/miguelvlzn/blog/80-obama-to-meet-privately-with-senate-democrats-on-strategy-abc-news disputes over how to levy the tax and whether to include derivatives. Various countries tried to win exemptions for securities that would hit their own financial institutions particularly hard, raising doubts on whether the tax would ever exist. France and Austria sent a letter last week to the nine other European countries, proposing to make a fresh start with the talks and seek to apply it to a wide range of transactions but at low rates from next year. "We maintain our objective to reach a milestone - we'll see which one - by January 2016," French Finance Minister Michel Sapin said after the ministers discussed plans for the tax http://www.nexopia.com/users/miguelvlzn/blog/77-obama-adviser-gruber-admitted-obamacare-might-not-be-affordable-fox-news in Brussels. He said that after acknowledging they hadn't made much progress so far the ministers decided one minister would have to drive the discussions and appointed Austria's Hans-Joerg Schelling to do so.
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Jan272015

France Says Eu Ministers To Press Ahead With Transactions Tax Talks - Yahoo Finance











View photo French Finance Minister http://lindseyndyc.kazeo.com Michel Sapin leaves after the weekly cabinet meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris December 22, 2014. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Austria will spearhead fresh efforts by eleven European finance ministers to reach a deal on an elusive financial transactions tax, France's finance minister said on Monday. The tax, first proposed in the 1970s to penalise currency speculators, was seized on by France and Germany in 2012 as a political symbol to correct the excesses that were blamed for the worst financial crisis in a generation. But talks became mired in http://www.nexopia.com/users/miguelvlzn/blog/80-obama-to-meet-privately-with-senate-democrats-on-strategy-abc-news disputes over how to levy the tax and whether to include derivatives. Various countries tried to win exemptions for securities that would hit their own financial institutions particularly hard, raising doubts on whether the tax would ever exist. France and Austria sent a letter last week to the nine other European countries, proposing to make a fresh start with the talks and seek to apply it to a wide range of transactions but at low rates from next year. "We maintain our objective to reach a milestone - we'll see which one - by January 2016," French Finance Minister Michel Sapin said after the ministers discussed plans for the tax http://www.nexopia.com/users/miguelvlzn/blog/77-obama-adviser-gruber-admitted-obamacare-might-not-be-affordable-fox-news in Brussels. He said that after acknowledging they hadn't made much progress so far the ministers decided one minister would have to drive the discussions and appointed Austria's Hans-Joerg Schelling to do so.
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Jan242015

5 Ways To Save On Your 2015 Weight-loss Goals - Yahoo News











Considering that some of these guided weight-loss programs (such as Jenny Craig and Weight Watchers ) cost hundreds of dollars each month, using tax-free money could save you considerably. 5. Budget rewards. Maybe you've vowed to splurge on a new outfit once you lose the first 5 pounds , or a spa day if you follow through on all your gym commitments for a month. Incentives are a good way to keep yourself motivated go!! and on target. But you may spend more than reasonable under the auspices of "I deserve it!" Although rewarding yourself isn't necessarily (visit) bad, consider setting mini goals with smaller rewards such as a new book or a kitchen gadget . You can also delay the purchase of new workout gear until after you've achieved something, rather than "gearing up" before you even begin. Being overweight or obese is costly .
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