Gibraltar’s gaming industry protests tax law

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GIBRALTAR’S gambling and gaming businesses have challenged a new remote tax law which the gaming industry views as ‘unlawful.’ The tax would see a ‘point of consumption’ policy introduced when taxing gambling businesses, which would result in a steep increase in the amount of tax paid by Gibraltar’s mainly online gaming sector.

Gibraltar’s gaming companies are planning to seek a ruling in the UK’s High Court of Justice in London against the tax, which they view as a movement against competition in the sector thinly disguised in a veil of ‘consumer protection.’

QC Lord Pannick will be representing Gibraltar’s interests in the High Court, and the case to be presented is believed to focus on the implications such a tax could have for the constitutional relations between the UK and Gibraltar.

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