The Tax Take: Gig economy is next front in battle for fair taxation

The Tax Take: Gig economy is next front in battle for fair taxation

Tech has outstripped the capacity of 100-year-old tax rules, but OECD revenue authorities have these flexible transactions in their crosshairs

The gig economy undoubtedly has benefits, but it is not a universal blessing. New ways of working and earning – gig, trading and sharing activity typified by the likes of eBay, Deliveroo and Airbnb – mean different things to different people.

They can provide better service and bargains for consumers, new opportunities to make money or a better return on property.

They also prompt a whole range of questions about issues like data protection, workers’ rights and,...

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