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Comparing Europe’s Tax Systems: International Tax Rules

Today’s map looks at how European OECD countries rank on international tax rules and is the last in our series examining each of the five components of our 2020 International Tax Competitiveness Index (ITCI). International tax rules define how income earned abroad and by foreign entities are taxed domestically, making them an important element of […]

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Pillars, Blueprints, an Impact Assessment, and Construction Delays

Monday, the OECD released blueprints for proposals on changing international tax rules alongside an impact assessment based on the overall design of the proposals. While the blueprints cover proposals both for changing where large multinationals owe corporate tax and designing a global minimum tax, there are still many unanswered questions. The OECD has been working […]

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Biden’s Plan to Address Offshoring Comes with Contradictions

Today, the Biden campaign is set to release its plans for changing U.S. cross-border tax rules. It includes several proposals with the shared goal of increasing taxes on U.S. multinational companies and attracting new investment to the U.S, although there is a tension between those goals. The campaign’s proposals for higher taxes on U.S. businesses […]

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Thin-Cap Rules in Europe

High-tax countries create an incentive for companies to finance investments with debt because interest payments are tax-deductible, which is usually not the case for equity costs. This encourages global businesses to lend money internally from entities in low-tax countries to entities in high-tax countries. Tax savings in high-tax countries can exceed the increased tax paid […]