ROME May 4 Italy will push for more effective
international rules governing the taxation of internet companies
at a meeting of finance ministers from the Group of Seven rich
nations next week, Economy Minister Pier Carlo Padoan said on
Italy has often complained that international web-based
companies manage to elude taxes and on Thursday its revenue
agency made an agreement with Google to settle a long-running
Padoan told parliament that at the G7 meeting on May 11-13
"we will do everything we can to take concrete steps forward" on
the taxation of internet companies.
However he added that "there are different positions within
the G7" on the issue.
(reporting by Giuseppe Fonte, writing by Gavin Jones)