Facebook and Google have backed a multilateral solution to digital taxes proposed by 134 nations. The OECD released its multinational tax framework this week, a key first step in establishing one of the most significant shifts in the international tax transfer system since the 1920s. The proposed changes target digital giants with global turnover of more than $1.23 billion.
The proposal addresses the "excess profit" of sales made by digital multinationals in countries without having a commensurate presence there for tax purposes. The alternative is a proliferation of countries bringing in their own digital services tax laws.https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/most-dr
Luxury Action, a Finnish luxury travel company, is set to open a movable igloo hotel at the North Pole in April 2020 that will operate every April from then. Guests will stay in one of 10 heated, glass-walled igloos at night, where they can gaze at the stars, and probably the Northern Lights, through glass ceilings. During the day, they will sightsee around a glacier, meet arctic scientists and indigenous people, and hopefully catch sightings of seals, polar bears, arctic birds and other wildlife.