The design of the OECD’s global tax overhaul may overlook the fact that smaller countries may not have the capacity to administer the complex regime, according to Ryan Gurule of the Financial Accountability and Corporate Transparency Coalition.
“Whoever is in power after the election is going to be facing pressure to addressing expiring tax cuts from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, protect popular social spending provisions in the tax code and navigate international tax reform efforts that seem to be happening with or without the United states that will impact U.S. multinationals,” Gurule said.
The Sentry’s report points to major ways the international community must act to deny kleptocrats the “brain trust” on which they rely to perpetrate their crimes. It’s up to the U.S. to be a leader, not a laggard, in implementing a robust anti-money laundering regime.
Germany has expressed its intention to move forward with a crucial piece of the OECD’s global tax agreement, introducing legislation to create a minimum corporate tax with or without the rest of the European Union.
On August 16, President Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) into law. The IRA, among other things, creates a corporate alternative minimum tax (CAMT) that applies a 15 percent minimum tax on the largest corporations worldwide, aggregate “book” income, adjusted for certain identified tax preferences.
On August 8, the FACT Coalition applauded the inclusion of crucial investments in the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), and specific measures to combat tax dodging by multinational corporations in the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, which the Senate enacted over the weekend.