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France has voted to put an extra tax own tech firms and that hasn't gone down well in Washington French lawmakers on Thursday polished plans for the special three percent levy finance minister Bruno the mass says it is north aimed at any particular firms acoustic Texas you did is taxed at a level fourteen points lower than any other economic activity therefore all we're doing is restoring fiscal fairness , Donald Trump isn't convinced the US president has already ordered a review of the French move he suspects it same that's tech giants like Google and Facebook the tax will apply to firms with significant business in France and global revenues over eight hundred and forty five million dollars now the US review could lead to new tariffs or other retaliatory measures , the mass says Washington should back off is the qual pull five profoundly believe that between allies we can and should resolve our differences through means other than threats eponymous , troll pushed ahead with the tax softie you states failed to agree a common plan which it will apply retroactively from the start of twenty nineteen Britain Spain and Italy have similar plans that rule angry at the way tech firms book profits in low tax places like Ireland no matter where the sales take place in theory it's all a separate matter from the trans Atlantic spats over trade and tariffs boats trump may not let it stay that way