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French Lawmakers Pass Bill To Levy 2% Tax On YouTube Ads

France is looking to make online video platforms pay a bit more. The lower house of the European nation’s legislature has approved a bill that will levy a 2% tax on ad revenue generated by companies like YouTube. The goal of the tax is to get more funding into the local arts programs. In France, video platforms typically help pay for the content they distribute, and the YouTube tax would be an easy way to make sure international platforms comply with that rule.
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