Scales of Justice: The GBGA launches a second legal challenge, this time from the point of consumption tax.
The Gibraltar Betting and Gaming Association (GBGA) has launched a second challenge to the new British Gambling Bill, AKA the Gambling (Licensing & Advertising) Act, having seen its initial challenge dumped of London High Court earlier in the month.
Even though the company’s first challenge contested the Act itself, the demand that is new a judicial review focuses solely regarding the brand new point of usage taxation, which, being a income tax issue rather than a licensing issue, has been going right on through separate legal procedures.
The purpose of consumption tax will introduce a 15 % duty on all gambling operators that wish to engage aided by the Uk market, most of whom must also be certified and regulated in the UK.
Again, the GBGA will argue that the legislation is unlawful and that the point of consumption tax breaches Article 56 of the Treaty on the Functioning associated with the European Union, which deals because of the movement that is free of across boundaries between EU member states.
‘This tax is a restriction on the provisions of solutions,’ stated the GBGA. ‘There are no equivalent precedents of the UK Government seeking to tax entities abroad in respect of the supply of services into the UK without going right through the route that is appropriate of harmonization Continue reading