US corporate taxation

oscar moya made this Freedom of Information request to British Broadcasting Corporation

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The request was partially successful.

Dear British Broadcasting Corporation,

Under the FOIA please disclose/discover :

1. The total amount of revenue generated from advertising on the
BBC news web site (or a wider collection of BBC web sites if no
specifics for the BBC news web site are available).

2. What proportion of non-UK traffic of the web site / sites in (1)
are from the USA.

3. The amount of US corporation tax paid by the BBC on the
advertising revenue in (1).

4. Please comment on this :
The FOIA derogations [as grounds for possible exemption from FOIR] for journalistic integrity
are not provided to give the BBC a blanket to erect secrecy around its financial structure, in particular when such secrecy could be used to avoid taxes. The intention of Parliament creating such derogations was never to exempt the BBC from possible tax avoidance. Please note that my intention is not to influence any artistic output but only the pursue of transparency regarding the tax matters of the BBC in the wider public interest. Parliament never intended that the BBC could hide behind ‘’journalistic, artistic and literary integrity’’ for possible tax avoidance purposes. It the BBC has nothing to hide why would they insist in using exemptions from public disclosure that are not applicable to this individual request for disclosure?.

5. 4. Please comment on this :
Tax liability disclosure for full compliance as parliament intended cannot possibly, in contrast to the BBC’s assertions, ‘’create the BBC's output or information’’ or ‘’put them at a commercial disadvantage’’.

6. Please also explain how the requested disclosure could possibly ‘’create the BBC's output or information’’ or put them at a commercial disadvantage.

Yours faithfully,

oscar moya

FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

Dear Mr Moya,

Thank you for your request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, as detailed in your email below. Your request was received on 20th March 2013. We will deal with your request as promptly as possible, and at the latest within 20 working days. If you have any queries about your request, please contact us at the address below.

The reference number for your request is RFI20130469.

Kind regards

The Information Policy & Compliance Team

BBC Freedom of Information
BC2 B6, Broadcast Centre
201 Wood Lane
London W12 7TP

www.bbc.co.uk/foi
Email: [BBC request email]

Tel: 020 8008 2882

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FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

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Dear Oscar Moya

 

Please find attached the response to your request for information,
reference RFI20130469

 

 

Yours sincerely,

The Information Policy and Complaince Team

 

BBC Information Policy and Compliance

BC2B6, Broadcast Centre

201 Wood Lane

London W12 7TP, UK

 

Website: [1]www.bbc.co.uk/foi

Email: [2]mailto:[BBC request email]

Tel: 020 8008 2882

Fax: 020 8008 2398

 

 

 

 

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