Airbnb, Amazon Land on French Senators’ Tax Radar as Sales Soar

French online sales may grow nearly 10 percent this year to 62 billion euros ($70 billion), according to the FEVAD, the country’s e-commerce business group. The Senate’s finance committee wants the state to get a bigger slice of that pie through value-added taxes, customs levies and a crackdown on companies using bases in fiscally favorable countries to do business in France.

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France is trying to squeeze more out of web businesses like EBay Inc., Inc. and Airbnb Inc.

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