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Treasury’s Latest Pillar 1 Proposal: A Strategy to Split the Riches or Give Away the Store?

For the past two years, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has been debating how to change the tax treatment of large multinationals so that countries can tax corporate profits not just where their headquarters, employees, and assets are but also where a company’s customers are located. The implications of such a change […]

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IMF Tax Proposals: Shrink Inequality or Sink Post-Pandemic Recovery?

Countries face twin economic challenges with the COVID-19 pandemic: maintain fiscal support to businesses that have been affected by the pandemic and prepare for an uneven and uncertain economic recovery, and work towards budgetary stability and reduce the risks associated with growing public debt. However, moving too fast towards budgetary stability either through tax hikes […]

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Biden Approach to Taxing Corporate Income Raises Complexity for Businesses

America is known for its exceptionalism, but when it comes to corporate tax policy, the Biden administration is embarking on an uncharted course that will set the U.S. apart from global tax policy norms and best practices. The proposed changes to our corporate tax rules could make the U.S. a less attractive place to do […]

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Leveling Up: The UK’s Super-Deduction and its Regional Divide

The UK government has made “leveling up”—a push to boost economic performance in less thriving regions of the UK—one of its top policy priorities. The recent introduction of a UK super-deduction for capital investments in plant and equipment will likely contribute to this goal. Higher capital allowances for plant and equipment disproportionally help capital-intensive industries […]

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U.S. Effective Corporate Tax Rate Is Right in Line With Its OECD Peers

President Joe Biden’s proposal to raise taxes on corporations has renewed arguments about how much the U.S. should collect from corporations in tax revenue compared to other advanced countries. Advocates of raising corporate taxes argue that the U.S. collects less from corporations compared to its peers and that the U.S. has an unusually low effective […]

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Can GILTI and the GloBE be Harmonized in a Biden Administration?

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Personnel Is Policy: Biden International Tax Team Edition

This week, the Treasury Department added several new appointees as staffing continues following President Biden’s inauguration. Among them were three scholars of international tax policy: economist Kimberly Clausing and law professors Rebecca Kysar and Itai Grinberg. These three will be influential in developing the administration’s approach to changing U.S. tax rules for multinational corporations and […]

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Day 2 of OECD Consultation on International Tax Reform Blueprints

On Friday, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) hosted the second of two days of a public consultation on changes to international corporate tax rules. The consultation is in the context of the Inclusive Framework on Base Erosion and Profit Shifting which is made up of delegates from more than 135 countries and […]

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Day 1 of OECD Consultation on International Tax Reform Blueprints

On Thursday, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) hosted the first of two days of a public consultation on changes to international corporate tax rules. The consultation is in the context of the Inclusive Framework on Base Erosion and Profit Shifting, which is made up of delegates from more than 135 countries and […]

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Double Taxation of Corporate Income in the United States and the OECD

Key Findings The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act lowered the top integrated tax rate on corporate income distributed as dividends from 56.33 percent in 2017 to 47.47 percent in 2020; the OECD average is 41.6 percent. Joe Biden’s proposal to increase the corporate income tax rate and to tax long-term capital gains and qualified dividends at […]