Tax reforms aim for level playing field

Tax reforms aim for level playing field

Much of 2013 was spent talking about how to get more tax out of multinationals. So what were some of the main proposals, asks Brian Keegan.

During 2013 there were unprecedented efforts by governments to make reforms to the international tax system. There is a clear public mood, at least among the G20 group of countries, that it might be better to take more tax from companies and less tax from voters. The OECD has published an ambitious timetable for reform which is being sponsored by the world's largest economies. Not to be outdone, the EU also has a number of projects under way, some of which parallel the OECD work. But is any real progress being made?

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