Tax Transparency

Multinational companies do not publicly report on where they are making their money or what taxes they are paying to whom.  Investors, policymakers, and citizens have no idea exactly how they are gaming the system—what they tell us versus what they tell other countries.  They should have to write it down in one place and report it on a country-by-country basis, so that the public, policymakers, and shareholders can see what they are really paying.

Investors Blind to Geopolitical, Tax Risk Without Public Reporting of Key Financial Data, Report Finds

Investors are exposed to material tax and geopolitical risks because of a lack of tax and other financial transparency, according to a report released today by the Financial Accountability and Corporate Transparency (FACT) Coalition. To give investors greater visibility into these material risks, the FACT Coalition report calls on the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to use its current authority to implement rules for public country-by-country reporting (PCbCR) regarding revenues, profits, operations, and taxes paid and accrued. 

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