Scales of Justice: The GBGA launches an extra appropriate challenge, this time against 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.
Whilst the company’s first challenge contested the Act it self, the demand that is new a judicial review focuses solely on the brand new point of consumption income tax, which, being a tax issue rather than a licensing issue, has been going right on through separate legal procedures.
The point of consumption tax will introduce a 15 per cent duty on all gambling operators that wish to activate using the Uk market, most of whom must be licensed and regulated in the UK.
Yet again, the GBGA will argue that the legislation is unlawful and that the purpose of consumption tax breaches Article 56 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, which deals using the free motion of trade across borders between EU member states.
‘This tax is a restriction on the provisions of services,’ stated the GBGA. ‘There are no comparable precedents regarding the British Government seeking to tax entities abroad in respect of the provision of services into great britain without going through the route that is appropriate of harmonization throug Continue reading “GBGA Takes on UK Gambling Bill Point of Consumption Tax”