Country-by-Country Reporting

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 …

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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.

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FACT Submitted Comments for the Record to the House Subcommittee on Investor Protection

The FACT Coalition filed comments for the record to the House Subcommittee on Investor Protection, Entrepreneurship and Capital Markets. The subcommittee held the hearing “Building a Sustainable and Competitive Economy: An Examination of Proposals to Improve Environmental, Social and Governance Disclosures,” on July 10th, 2019. The full letter can be read below or downloaded here.

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Video: Webinar on the Harms of Inadequate Disclosures of Corporate Tax Practices

On May 7th and 8th, 2019, AFSCME, the Emerging Markets Investors Alliance, the FACT Coalition, Oxfam, and the Transparency & Accountability Initiative hosted a webinar on the harms of inadequate disclosures of corporate tax practices. Moderated by Gary Kalman, Executive Director of FACT Coalition, the webinar featured an expert panel that included, Ty Gellasch, founder of Myrtle Makena and former Senior Counsel to the Senate Permanent Sub-Committee on Investigations, Nicholas Lusiani, Senior Advisor at Oxfam America, Robert M. Wilson, Jr., investment officer and research analyst at MFS Investment Management, and Richard Phillips, former senior policy analyst at the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy.

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New Report: Corporate Tax Transparency Becoming the Global Norm

Investors, Businesses, and Policymakers Increasingly Take Steps Toward Public Country-by-Country Reporting of Tax Information

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Public disclosure of multinational corporations’ disaggregated profits and taxes is steadily progressing toward a global norm as investors, businesses, and policymakers have increasingly taken steps toward transparency, according to a new study published Tuesday by the Financial Accountability and Corporate Transparency (FACT) Coalition.

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Trending Toward Transparency

There is a growing chorus of individuals and organizations speaking out on the value of tax transparency and, in particular, the public country-by-country reporting (CBCR) of certain financial information for multinational companies, according to this April 2019 report published by the Financial Accountability and Corporate Transparency Coalition (FACT Coalition).

Titled “Trending Toward Transparency: The Rise of Public Country-by-Country Reporting,” the report highlights the growing support among various sectors of the investing, business, and policymaking communities as well as several enacted and proposed rules around the world to mandate increased disclosures.

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