Should robots have to pay taxes?

“If robots are going to steal human jobs and otherwise disrupt society, they should at the very least pay taxes.”


“Can a robot express intention? I think the answer is very simple when it comes to noncomplex algorithms, but when it gets more complex, I think we have a problem,” Pawel Kwiatkowski of Gessel Law Firm said during the hearing.

(source accessed 8.7.2016)

Apparently robots paying taxes is a thing as I found this other platform that supports the goals explained in the article.

“When a robot takes a human being’s job, transfer the human’s tax burden to the robot: tax the robot.”