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Denmark imposes 6% streaming TV levy

Latest country to impose tax on foreign streamers to support local TV production

Denmark is joining Switzerland, Portugal and Spain with a 6%turnover tax on non-resident providers of streaming TV and films. France has a long-standing charge, too. This includes Netflix, Amazon Prime and Disney+.  Netflix is already a local producer, being a partner on the political drama, Borgen.

The law also introduces measures to strengthen regional and local media, while providing support for new start-ups and media development and increasing fact-checking standards in the country.

European taxes on streaming films and TV

  • France and Italy require up to 20% of turnover to be invested locally
  • Switzerland as voted for a 4% charge
  • Portugal has imposed a 1% charge
  • Romania is proposing a levy to subsidise local film making

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