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  • ‘It’s a matter of fairness’: squeezing more tax from multinationals

    Financial Times

    By: Yabby Kinder and Emma Agyemang

    The cost of the coronavirus crisis means governments want to reduce tax avoidance by business.

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    By Yabby Kinder and Emma Agyemang, posted on Wednesday July 8, 2020
  • Problems With GLOBE: Scratching the Surface

    By: Mindy Herzfeld

    Mindy Herzfeld looks at potential problems with OECD pillar 2 arising from differences between financial account and tax system goals in building a global minimum tax base and the separate problem that arises in trying to reconcile these differences.

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    By Mindy Herzfeld, posted on Tuesday July 7, 2020
  • U.K. Lower House of Parliament Passes Digital Services Tax

    By: Stephanie Soong Johnston

    The House of Commons, the lower house of the U.K. Parliament, has passed legislation for a controversial digital services tax, bringing it one step closer to becoming law.

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    By Stephanie Soong Johnston, posted on Tuesday July 7, 2020
  • Trade Spokeswoman Warns Multinationals About Expanded DSTs

    By: Annagabriella Colon

    Companies that have been exempt under the digital services tax models of the EU and France could find themselves liable under expanded DST regimes being considered by other countries in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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    By Annagabriella Colon, posted on Tuesday July 7, 2020
  • New Gig Economy Rules May Contain Unilateral Measures, OECD Says

    By: Stephanie Soong Johnston and Amanda Athanasiou

    New OECD model rules for requiring platform operators like Uber and Airbnb to report data on their sellers to tax administrations contemplate automatic information exchange and implications for indirect and other taxes.

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    By Stephanie Soong Johnston and Amanda Athanasiou, posted on Wednesday July 8, 2020
  • Irish finance minister urges EU not to give up on global tax talks

    Financial Times

    By: Mehreen Khan and Sam Fleming

    Paschal Donohoe, Ireland’s finance minister, has warned the EU against giving up on a global initiative to extract more tax from digital companies as he makes his pitch to lead the group of eurozone finance ministers.

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    By Mehreen Khan and Sam Fleming, posted on Thursday July 2, 2020
  • Business Groups Rally Around OECD Global Tax Deal Work

    By: Stephanie Soong Johnston

    Major business groups again voiced support for OECD-led talks on a global corporate tax reform deal, calling on governments, including the United States, to stay at the negotiating table and quickly reach an agreement.

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    By Stephanie Soong Johnston, posted on Monday June 29, 2020
  • After the Break Up: Can Europe Build a Better DST?

    By: Robert Goulder

    Robert Goulder examines the U.S. withdrawal from the OECD inclusive framework and possible next steps for the European digital services tax.

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    By Robert Goulder, posted on Tuesday June 30, 2020
  • Global Tax Deal May Wait for U.S. Election

    By: Elodie Lamer

    Countries working on an international solution to taxing the digital economy may be willing to wait for the outcome of the U.S. election as they continue talks on a global tax deal, the OECD’s tax chief said.

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    By Elodie Lamer, posted on Wednesday July 1, 2020
  • Officials Warn 'Grim Future' Awaits Without Digital Tax Deal

    By: Stephanie Soong Johnston

    If countries can’t agree on a common approach to taxing the digital economy, then don’t count on the world to return to the status quo, EU and OECD officials said.

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    By Stephanie Soong Johnston, posted on Wednesday July 1, 2020


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