Electronic Commerce Taxation: Should Electronic Commerce Be Taxed?

19 Pages Posted: 14 Jun 2013

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Dr. Ahmed Alzaabi

United Arab Emirates University (UAEU)

Date Written: June 12, 2013


Electronic Commerce is a new marketplace that has many advantages. With the help of the internet, electronic commerce has made a major difference in the way business operates globally, offering substantial benefits to all parties: businesses, consumers, and even governments.

The electronic commerce taxation is a very sensitive subject that might affect the relationship between nations. Theoretically, jurists divided into two groups on whether electronic commerce should be taxed or not. That is part one of this paper.

The paper also examines electronic commerce taxation of physically and digitally delivered products. Additionally, the paper provides a study of electronic commerce taxation in two international organizations; the WTO and the OECD. Furthermore, the paper studies electronic commerce taxation in the U.S, E.U, and some Developing Countries including the UAE.

Keywords: Electronic Commerce, Taxation, Electronic Commerce Taxation, E-taxation, OECD, WTO, VAT, Value Added Taxes

Suggested Citation

Alzaabi, Dr. Ahmed, Electronic Commerce Taxation: Should Electronic Commerce Be Taxed? (June 12, 2013). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2278582 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2278582

Dr. Ahmed Alzaabi (Contact Author)

United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) ( email )

P.O. Box 15551
United Arab Emirates

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