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Brussels to tax every phone line £30

September 10th, 2000
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Brussels is poised to set off a tax bombshell – a £30-a-year levy on every private, business and mobile phone in the EU … The tax being planned by Brussels officials would apply to all 200 million lines in the 15 EU countries…
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Financial Mail on Sunday, p1, 10 September 2000)

There is no plan to introduce a tax on phones. The Commission was obliged to conduct a study into the feasibility of new sources of funding, so-called ‘Own Resources’, for the EU’s budget. A ‘Communications Tax’ is referred to but was deemed flawed. It remains the case that there is no current need for any new Own Resources – existing resources are sufficient to finance EU expenditure plans.

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