FACT urges the House Ways & Means Committee to make critical revisions to its draft Committee Tax Plan (the “Plan”) to help curb tax-haven abuse, protect American jobs, and begin to meet the challenge set by the Biden Administration to end the international race to the bottom in corporate tax collections.
The FACT Coalition and Americans for Tax Fairness submitted comments to the Senate Finance Committee in response to its International Taxation Overhaul Discussion Draft.
The Financial Accountability and Corporate Transparency (FACT) Coalition welcomes the discussion draft released today by Senators Wyden, Warner, and Brown on international corporate tax reform. While the draft legislation would curb tax-haven abuse, protect American jobs, and begin to meet the challenge set by the Biden Administration to end the international race to the bottom in corporate tax collections, more can be achieved through the inclusion of additional measures to equalize U.S. foreign and domestic corporate tax rates in the final legislation.
With the Senate finalizing its bipartisan infrastructure deal and a $3.5 trillion budget resolution well on its way to a vote, it is nearly reconciliation season in Washington. The combined legislative package, which tracks closely to President Biden’s Build Back Better agenda, has received high marks from analysts for its ability to generate long-term economic growth by funding long overdue investments in hard and human infrastructure.
Concerns about competitiveness and how the OECD negotiations may interact with U.S. international tax reform consistent with the President’s Made in America Tax Plan, the Senate Finance Committee Framework for International Tax Reform, and the No Tax Breaks for Outsourcing Act, or NTBOA (H.R. 1785), are overstated—or, worse—purposefully misleading. To improve competitiveness for American working families and domestic businesses, and to ensure an OECD agreement is reached, Congress should act now on U.S. international tax reform.
Following last month’s historic agreement on a 15 percent global minimum tax rate at the G7 Finance Ministers meeting, a groundbreaking 130 countries came together to support the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)’s Inclusive Framework, in another sign of accelerating progress on global taxation reform.