Diverse Stakeholders Flood OECD in Push for Public Corporate Tax Disclosures

Investors, Small Businesses, Lawmakers, and NGOs Push OECD to Require Public Country-by-Country Reporting of Key Tax Information for Multinational Corporations

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A diverse set of stakeholders has called on the Organizations for Economic Cooperation and Development to mandate public disclosures of key tax information for multinational corporations.  Originally agreed to in 2015, the OECD is reviewing its standard on country-by-country reporting of tax information. The deadline for filing public comments was Friday, March 6th.


Companies Don’t Want to Talk Taxes. Investors Can Change That.

No one wants to talk about tax or, more importantly, take the actions required to tackle the elephant in the room. Tax avoidance is one of the biggest drivers of inequality across the globe. No one can begin to truly tackle this issue without talking about tax.

As it currently stands, there simply aren’t enough corporations disclosing their practices, investors asking the right questions, or governments imposing regulations and penalties. Whether through legal avoidance loopholes or illegal evasion practices, multinational corporations not paying their fair share of taxes is far from victimless.


Video: Rep. Axne Confronts FASB on Tax Disclosure

Rep. Cynthia Axne (D-IA) Washington, DC Representative Cynthia Axne (D-IA) confronts Russell Golden the Chairman of the Financial Accounting Standards Board on why their most recent proposal did not include tax disclosures in spite of global trend toward …


Legislation Will End Anonymous Shell Companies

By Tyler Morrow

Sheriff Carolyn Welsh of Chester County, Pennsylvania published an op-ed in the Daily Local calling on Congress to pass ILLICIT CASH Act (S. 2563) to ensure local law enforcement can fulfill their duty to serve and protect.


Sustainability Panel Finalizes Public Tax Transparency Standard

New Rule from Global Reporting Initiative Could Bring Public Country-by-Country Reporting of Taxes, Profits, Revenues, and Employees to Thousands of Companies

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A global sustainability standard-setting body finalized a proposal on Thursday to have multinational companies publicly disclose basic financial information on a country-by-country basis — a move that was praised by transparency advocates.


In Historic Vote, House Passes Bipartisan Bill to End Anonymous Companies

First Time Legislation to End Anonymous Companies Passes Either Chamber of Congress

Measure Received Support from White House Prior to Vote

Statement by Gary Kalman, Executive Director of the FACT Coalition

WASHINGTON, D.C. — With a bipartisan vote of 249 to 173, the House of Representatives passed a bipartisan bill Tuesday night to update federal anti-money laundering laws and end the incorporation of anonymous companies in the U.S.  After more than a decade of debate in Washington, Tuesday’s vote in favor of the Corporate Transparency Act of 2019 (H.R.2513) represents the first time that legislation to end anonymous companies has made it through either Chamber of Congress.