The taxation of digital companies such as Google or Facebook is creating a big stir throughout Europe. Whilst longstanding analogue industries pay up to 23.5 % tax, at just under 9.5 % on average, digital companies are taxed at a significantly much lower rate. On 8th September 2018, the Economic and Financial Affairs Council ECOFIN, which is made up of Europe’s Finance Ministers, met in Vienna to debate the future of digital taxation. Similar to the EU Commission, Austria is also interested in a quick solution and would like to have reached agreement on the digital tax by early 2019. However, it remains doubtful whether it is a sustainable tax. Apart from that, a public debate of the Special Committee for Financial Crimes, Tax Evasion and Tax Avoidance (TAX3) on this subject took place in Strasbourg on 10th September.