Digital Technology: Taxation:Written question - 76028

Q
Asked by Chi Onwurah
(Newcastle upon Tyne Central)
Asked on: 17 July 2020
Treasury
Digital Technology: Taxation
Commons
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the revenue raised from the Digital Services Tax; and whether that estimate has been revised since that tax was announced in October 2018.
A
Answered by: Jesse Norman
Answered on: 23 July 2020

The estimates for revenue raised from the Digital Services Tax were revised at Budget 2020. The revised estimates were set out in the Budget 2020 documents:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/budget-2020-documents

First, there was an update to reflect technical changes made to the measure shown in Table 2.1. Secondly, there was an update to reflect changes to the underlying data which is shown in Table 2.2. The revised estimates are shown below:

Yield (£m)

2020-21

2021-22

2022-23

2023-24

2024-25

Table 2.1

-£5

£0

£0

£0

+£70

Table 2.2

+£285

+£390

+£425

+£460

+£440

Total

+£280

+£390

+£425

+£460

+£510

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