Italy’s new web tax

Posted by & filed under Accounting Information Systems, Accounting Principles, Advanced Accounting, All Articles, Auditing, Cost Accounting, Financial Accounting, Income Taxes, International Accounting, Video Updates.

Last week, Italy approved a new tax on giant digital companies, which President Donald Trump has threatened to retaliate against. Questions: According to draft legislation, what are some of the U.S. companies that will be obliged to pay a 3% levy on internet transactions? How much is the Italian government expected to recoup from the… Read more »

Risky Takeover?

Posted by & filed under Accounting Information Systems, Accounting Principles, Advanced Accounting, All Articles, Auditing, Financial Accounting, Intermediate Accounting, International Accounting, Managerial Accounting, Uncategorized.

According to Reuters, Qualcomm, a U.S. smartphone chipmaker, has offered concessions in an attempt to allay EU antitrust concerns over its $38-billion bid for NXP Semiconductors, the largest ever in the semiconductor industry. Questions: 1. What are Qualcomm’s chips used for? 2. What is the EU Commission’s greatest concern about this merger? 3. What was… Read more »