This February 25, 2013 photo taken in Washington, DC, shows the splash page for the Internet social media giant Facebook.
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Britain said it was considering taxing the revenues of internet companies like Facebook and Google until international tax rules are changed to cope with digital firms that can shift sales and profits between jurisdictions.Facebook UK's tax charge for 2016, for example, was $7.09 million, only a modest increase on the $5.9 million level in 2015 . Its revenue in Britain in 2016 was $1.2 billion.TechUK, a group representing more than 950 tech firms, said corporate tax was highly complex, and the government needed to consider the risk of unintended consequences that could result from moving to a revenue-based tax approach.
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