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Lobby group, legal experts say taxation of foreign digital companies issue of fairness

Thursday, May 17, 2018 @ 2:07 PM | By Ian Burns

Canadian consumers may have noticed when they pay for international digital services such as Netflix there’s no mention of sales tax. But a group representing small business in Canada says this is unfair to the domestic companies that do pay, and it is pushing the federal government to start collecting.

Dan Kelly, president of the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB), said placing sales tax on Netflix and other digital service providers is a matter of tax fairness. He noted the government brought in a number...