Putin taxes US tech companies in Russia, and Russian Uber drivers quit

Putin taxes US tech companies in Russia, and Russian Uber drivers quit

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s tax on U.S. tech companies isn’t going over well with Uber drivers. Uber Technologies Inc. has asked its Russian drivers to temporarily bear the load of a new tax charge, causing some of them quit to avoid paperwork and tax filings. President Vladimir Putin signed a law in July to levy an 18 percent value-added tax on electronic goods and services provided by global internet giants starting in 2017.

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