Sep 13, 2023

Canadian Chamber of Commerce’s Response to the Digital Services Tax Consultation

On September 8, 2023, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce’s addressed to Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland regarding the Digital Services Tax (DST). In this official letter, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce conveys significant concerns and recommendations related to the DST, a matter of critical relevance to Canada’s business community.

The letter outlines various key points, including the potential impact of the DST on consumers and businesses, administrative challenges it may pose, and the risk of double taxation. It also delves into the wide-ranging economic implications, emphasizing the importance of a stable and predictable tax system.

Furthermore, the letter addresses the potential strain on the US-Canada trading relationship and the importance of aligning with the global consensus established through the OECD/G20 two-pillar plan.

We encourage you to read the full letter to gain a comprehensive understanding of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce’s perspective on the Digital Services Tax and its potential repercussions on Canada’s economic landscape.

Read the full letter here.

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